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  1. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Hello everyone. I took apart a 1911 government model for a college project, I needed to clean the FCG and took everything put of the frame. When I put it back together my grip safety refused to function if the gun was cocked, I ha e taken it apart 2 or three times now trying to refit...
  2. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    When i take my barrel out, and i drop a round in. I noticed my round moves side to side. I.e it has play. And it seats slightly deeper than it use to. The back of the casing is not flush with the barrel hood. I recently had my 1911 refinished and the gun smith hot blued my barrel. Since i got it...
  3. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Please Help! I have a 70's Series Commander. I decided to exchange the old stock grip safety with a new Wilson Combat beaver tail grip safety. I am able to 'drop' it in and it fits wells, the thumb safety engages and disengages securely, there seems to be proper tension /displacement from the...
  4. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    I purchased a used staccato XL with an approximate round count of 500, of the two 17 round magazines provided to me from the seller both of them struggle to drop free. One will only drop 3/4 inch maximum before needing to be pulled out of the gun, the other mag only drops free if the grip safety...
  5. Gunsmithing & Troubleshooting
    Hi, I’m new to the whole forum thing so bear with me! I just purchased my first 1911, it’s a used RIA 1911 FS. I took it shooting with Freedom Munitions 230gr ball. Every few rounds it would look like the slide would return to battery, but the hammer wouldn’t fall and I couldn’t pull the...
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