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I have a parkerized Loaded Springer in .45 auto. When I attempt to place a magazine in the pistol, my 7 round Springer mags go in about halfway, then require a more pronounced push to get them the rest of the way in. When i use my eight round Chip McCormick mags, I experience the same problem but to a lesser degree. I also have a S&W 1911, and i can load any mag I want to just by using a single finger. Would anyone happen to have an idea of what to check for in the Springer or perhaps could suggest what parts I should look into replacing and what with?

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This is a not too uncommon problem with the 1911.
What the problem is, is usually a slightly out of spec mag catch.

The bevel isn't quite right and the magazine is hitting the edge of the catch instead of the bevel and pushing it away.

Field strip the gun, and look down into the magazine well as you push an empty mag slowly in.
When it catches, look at where on the catch it's hanging up.

Remove the catch, and look at the same spot.
Likely you'll see some roughness in the spot causing trouble.

Use a stone to slightly bevel and polish the area.

In the old days, the "Fix" was to just slam the magazine in a few times.

Either the mag would form-fit, or the catch would self-bevel and the problem went away.
 
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