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Old 04-02-2004, 06:50 AM
GRPfan GRPfan is offline
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On removing Schwartz safety - question on procedure

Before I start, my intention in this thread is not to start a 5-pager on the liability of doing this. Not that that is not a good discussion, but it's been done before and someone else could start that topic again if they like. I've already gotten comfortable with removing these parts and I'm not really interested in that discussion at this point. My reasoning is the majority of 1911's sold today do not have FP safeties and even in the PRK a gun with an extra power firing pin spring and titanium firing pin is acceptable for sale. That's how I'll set mine up after removing the Schwartz parts and I think that will be defense enough if needed. I'm just not worried about it.

So, my question is this--can I just remove the pin in the frame altogether and will the disconnector keep the sear in the proper place? Or should I file down the pin so it doesn't protrude through the hole in the frame and leave it in place as sort of a shim?

I'm not sure if just removing it will allow the sear to migrate too much. Anyone had experience with this? Thanks very much!
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Last edited by GRPfan; 04-02-2004 at 06:50 AM. Reason: Completeness
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:39 AM
nwobhm nwobhm is offline
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Just install a series 70 firing pin and your done. Nothing to remove etc...
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Old 04-02-2004, 08:52 AM
Theophorus Theophorus is offline
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May the Schwarz be with you.
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Old 04-02-2004, 09:12 AM
rblack rblack is offline
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I took all the safety parts out of mine after the safety plunger in the slide broke in half. You can pull the plunger from the frame and it will not affect movement of the sear. I also drifted the rear sight off and removed the remainder of the broken mim part. The gun now shoots great and feels like a series 70 Colt.
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