Dan Wesson Disconnector

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Rooster0311, Jan 3, 2019.

  1. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Anybody own a 9mm Dan Wesson and have issues with your slide hanging up on the disconnector? Not feeling it drag or anything but actually dead stopping on it? Locking the slide open is what mine was doing. I replaced the disco with a 573 part from Wilson Combat and the issue went away. I can’t make it stay in the disco now if I really try releasing the slide as slow as possible. This is not to bash DW or anything. I love the pistol.
    I’m aware of the slide ramp Marvel cut modifications (not interested personally in that), and also understand a weaker 9 mil recoil spring. The Wilson part works fine as the only thing I changed.
     
  2. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    :popcorn:
     
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  3. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    I have seen this before I just released some pressure off the disco leg of the sear spring. And I have only seen this happen during hand cycling not while firing live rounds.
     
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  4. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    No the disconnector itself. Like in this pic.
     
  5. fieldgrade

    fieldgrade resident crank

    Mar 13, 2017
    Mine did when it was new, hand cycling. A few hundred rounds remedied the problem.
     
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  6. Rooster0311

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    If I take the slide off you could easily push the disco down by a finger. I checked and both had polished surfaces. Granted I didn’t adjust tension but it seemed ok for return pressure? Part replaced and issue went away. I don’t know why that is. I want to measure the ball OD of both. I’m curious if the DW part is too small and having a tilt effect in the disco hole in the frame. Just an idea.
     
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  7. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    Strange. Call DW?
     
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  8. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    I sent a contact message from their page. Not even going to send it back for this as I have resolved the issue myself now. I lost my plunger spring and had to order a replacement. Figured I would try the disco while ordering the part I needed. Honestly didn’t expect it to work like it did but I’m happy about the results. I’m sure they are catching up from the holidays like everyone.
     
  9. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    It did that while you were shooting it or loading a round in?
     
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  10. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Just cycling the slide in condition 4.
     
  11. Rooster0311

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Function checks everything worked fine. The only issue I’m speaking of is drag so severe on this disconnector (do not know why), that the slide would dead stop and not return to battery. New disconnector and you cannot make it stick if you let the slide go back in slow motion.
     
  12. Rooster0311

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Even when it dead stopped you could pull it back a second time...dead stop again or a third/fourth...then finally go forward.
     
  13. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    I don't think 1911 slides are intended to operate "in slow motion"
     
  14. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Uh oh the popcorn...you must know where this is going.
     
  15. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    It was an example of the difference in part change result. That’s all.
     
  16. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    Did the pistol lock up on the disconnector when firing it?
    When you chamber a round to you let the slide go into battery without slowing it down manually ie; slingshotting it or dropping the slide with the slide release?
     
  17. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Marvel cut imo is very beneficial on a 9mm pistol.. Well worth the effort.. I believe WWB answered the question correctly. Too much pressure on the center leg of the sear spring. Also could of needed polished a bit. This is why reliability jobs include polishing of the breach face, as well. Wilsons part could have just a slightly different profile. That particular bump on the disconnector is present in nearly every 1911 9mm production gun..
     
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  18. Rooster0311

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    Dec 27, 2018
    This is condition 4 slide manipulation. Think you missed the above explanation.
     
  19. El Perdido

    El Perdido Fictional Western Sage

    Oct 3, 2011
    What the hell is "condition 4 slide manipulation"?
     
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  20. Rooster0311

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Not interested in the Marvel cut.
     

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