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What spare parts should one have on hand to insure you can keep a G.I. 1911A1 that is going to be shot occasionally operational? What breaks on these? What spare parts are must haves? Thank you.
 

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Replace all the springs with a fresh set. Aside from that, among the small parts there's nothing breakage-prone that isn't already commercially available (firing pin, extractor, etc.). As a collector I keep a small number of vintage parts on hand, but that is mostly to restore any new aquisition to its correct status. For example, I recently bought a nice WB Colt that was correct except for having a WW1 slide stop. Fortunately I already had a WW2 Colt slide stop in my parts box.


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[This message has been edited by dsk (edited 11-17-2001).]
 
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