Staying Simple With 1911's

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    What are your thoughts on a mag well? I am thinking that is one option that would be worth the effort.
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    Jack,

    Not to speak for Mr. Camp but, I replaced my FP also, Springfield uses .075 pin diameter. Colt, Baer, Brown use a .065 pin diameter in their 9s & Super .38s, .45s take a.090.
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    Hello. Yes, the Mil Specs in .45 use the 9mm size firing pin. Rounding the edges on the grip safety was done with stones and fine sandpaper. It helped immensely.

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    Stephen,

    Did you use a .065 diameter pin in your SA?
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    Hello. I just miked it.

    Just behind the tip: 0.722"

    4/10" farther back: 0.746"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephen A. Camp
    Hello. Yes, the Mil Specs in .45 use the 9mm size firing pin. Rounding the edges on the grip safety was done with stones and fine sandpaper. It helped immensely.

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    Thanks Stephen! I need to pick up a Kuhnhausen manual before I start detail stripping my Mil-Spec but I plan on doing much the same edge breaks as you've done on yours. It seems the grip safety's edge is actually biting me more than the hammer at this point.
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    Thank you sir.
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