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Just ordered my first Ed Brown, a 5 inch 45 ACP Stainless Executive Target. From the pics, looks to be in great shape and hope it looks as good in person once it gets to my FFL. I’ll post pics then.

In the meantime, I’d like to order a replacement recoil spring since I don't really know the age and round count. Anyone know what’s standard for these?
 

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Send EB a email and they will let you know the springs that came from them. Depending on the loads you plan on using you may need to adjust from there.
 

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From Ed Brown's site, FAQ Section:

How often should the recoil spring be replaced? What recoil spring is used in the Ed Brown 1911’s?

We recommend replacing the recoil spring every 3,000 rounds. Ed Brown 5″ Government models are equipped with an 16.5# recoil spring as standard (our part number 9165-G), while the 18# recoil spring (our part number 918-G) is generally preferred for heavier loads. Ed Brown 4.25″ Commander models are equipped with a 20# recoil spring (our part number 920-C). Flat wire recoil springs, used in the EVO series 4″ pistols, have a much longer service life.
 

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From Ed Brown's site, FAQ Section:

How often should the recoil spring be replaced? What recoil spring is used in the Ed Brown 1911’s?

We recommend replacing the recoil spring every 3,000 rounds. Ed Brown 5″ Government models are equipped with an 16.5# recoil spring as standard (our part number 9165-G), while the 18# recoil spring (our part number 918-G) is generally preferred for heavier loads. Ed Brown 4.25″ Commander models are equipped with a 20# recoil spring (our part number 920-C). Flat wire recoil springs, used in the EVO series 4″ pistols, have a much longer service life.
Thanks. Looked at their website but stupidly didn’t think to check their faq. Looks like I’ll have to order from them in any case. Don’t think I’ve ever seen an 16.5 pound recoil spring.
 
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