I'd rather read about 1911s

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    I'd rather read about 1911s

    As QK said in another thread;
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    I'd rather read about 1911s.
    A bit of worthless trivia to some. If by some unfortunate visit from Mr. Murphy you'd lose your recoil spring plug during disassembly/reassembly, you can always use a temporary "field-expedient" fix, use an empty .45acp cartridge case (another reason I don't use full length guide rods )



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    That is just too. Darn. COOL.
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    Never seen that ole' trick before! That's pretty clever, and could get you out of a pinch for certain.
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    Funny, I was just ordering a new set of Colt grips from Charles Spresser.

    Good info!
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    A good back up in case you lose control of that little bugger and it flies off into space, great idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Funny, I was just ordering a new set of Colt grips from Charles Spresser.

    Good info!
    Cool, stag or ivory?
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    Also remember that a 45acp case rim can be used to remove grip screws (slot style of course).
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    That's too cool, I wonder who figured that out, what a genius !

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    Quote Originally Posted by GhostMaker View Post
    Never seen that ole' trick before! That's pretty clever, and could get you out of a pinch for certain.
    Mr.Browning truly was a genius.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sap03 View Post
    That's too cool, I wonder who figured that out, what a genius !
    My money is on JMB himself.

    On the original design stock screws, the slot was/is concave so that the rim of the .45acp can be used as a screwdriver.

    Sorry Dead, I missed seeing your post referring to this.
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    While we're discussing it, the right leaf of the leaf spring can be used to help remove the mag release from the frame. Also, the hammer strut used to push out the MSH pin.
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    Never heard of this one in a lifetime of appreciation for the 1911. Love the photo!

    "... the slot was/is concave so that the rim of the .45acp can be used as a screwdriver."

    Also true of the M1 Carbine's barrel band screw and likely some other classic U.S. arms that don't come to mind at the moment.


    I'd rather read about 1911s too at this point. There was a time though when, while I liked the pistol, grew up around examples of the pistol, and acquired one as soon as I legally could, I became as bored with the myriad gun rag 1911 articles of the 1970s as I now am bored with the GlockSIGM&PXDM discussion.

    I need to dig out those old magazines and reread the 1911 stuff with reverence and gratefulness.

    "While we're discussing it, the right leaf of the leaf spring can be used to help remove the mag release from the frame. Also, the hammer strut used to push out the MSH pin."

    Yep, done that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    A good back up in case you lose control of that little bugger and it flies off into space, great idea.
    That's one of the reasons I like the original M1911/M1911A1 RCSPs with the punch tab, you actually screw them on to the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    A good back up in case you lose control of that little bugger and it flies off into space, great idea.
    Or into an 8 ft. florescent light as the case may be. Did that in a gun shop once. Made a mess and scared the liver out of everyone else when it popped and disintegrated into the rifle rack behind the counter.
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    That's great! I actually prefer that look to a plain-Jane plug. It probably isn't quite as durable though.
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