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i need the color codes for the different weight 1911 govt springs?
i got red, yellow, and blue

also need the Barrel Links code, all i could find was :
1 - .281
2 - .284
3 - .287
4 - .290
5 - .293

are these correct? which one is the standard size?


i looked around for this stuff but couldnt find it - thanks
 

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King's is the only place I know of that color codes springs except for special cases (I have a green Colt 9mm, probably a 13 lb.)

IF they are King's IF
Red = 18.5 lb, a "heavy duty" spring for .45 hardball and +P
Yellow = 15 lb, a light spring, I'd use for target and, with a buffer, barely major power factor IDPA & IPSC .45 ammo. Or "heavy duty" .38 Super, maybe.
Blue = 9 lb, a very light spring suitable only for the very lightest target loads or a .38 super with very efficient compensator.

Those are King's *oversize* link numbers. A standard Colt is .278" center to center of the holes. Caution, other brands use other size codes; Wilson No 1,2,3,4 are not the same as these. Don't use any longer link than you just have to for the barrel to lock up properly. Read up in the fitting literature, Kuhnhausen, maybe.
 

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The link isnt suppose to lock the barrel up. it only unlocks it.
If the link is locking the barrel its too long.

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