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1911 Safety check

Nice reminder, I check my 1911 Springfield hi=cap !Nice illistrations ! I check my pistol every time I picked it up as I trust no mechanical safety.
 

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I'm cool with the Series 80 FP block system, but the lack of the sear-capturing 'safety notch' felt weird compared to a '70. An upgrade to an Ed Brown hammer solved that. Other than that, good stuff. I've been familiar with these checks on 'ol slabsides ever since I was a pre-teen. One of those types who has to know how everything works.
Thanks for the excellent post!

Edit to add: The pencil test is important on a Series 80 equipped gun. An additional check for proper function of this system is this:
With the slide locked back, use the point of the pencil (or a paper clip) and depress the firing pin as if you were going to remove the FP stop. The pin should NOT extend past the breech face. If it does, it indicates worn or missing parts.

Hope I made this clear and understandable. It's 3:25 AM and I haven't had my coffee yet. :blink:
 
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