Got my feet wet.

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by Okie, Jan 1, 2012.

  1. Okie

    Okie Member

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Well peeps I got my feet wet yesterday afternoon. A while back it dawned on me that my Range Officer had a cheap no name hammer spring in it, and I thought that's not kool and I ordered a Wolff spring for the pistol. Before yesterday all I could do besides a detail strip was take out the firing pin and extractor, well I watched you tube videos on replacing hammer springs till I was blue in the face and I had a guy that knew how to do it stand over my shoulder to make sure I didn't screw up and I changed out the spring. It was a piece of cake really, so now I have that under my belt:thumb:
     
  2. Wheezy

    Wheezy Bullet Banger Supporting Addict

    Aug 31, 2011
    Congrats. Sometimes you just gotta jump in head first and take the plunge. Feels good, don't it.
     

  3. Okie

    Okie Member

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    Aug 18, 2011
    It feels good for sure, not to mention it was easy as hell:thumb:
     
  4. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    JMB does know how to build a gun! Pure genius!

    Did you know that you can use an empty 45 case as a back up spring plug? Or that the GI can be taken apart w/o any tools? All needed tools are part of the gun...
     
  5. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Great accomplishment Okie
     
  6. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Back in the day,I could even do my own trigger jobs.

    These days I buy Baers so I don't have to! :biggrin1:

    But detail stripping is something that every 1911 owner should know how to do.
    Even if you only take 'em down to the frame every 5k like I do,it's a skill set we all need to have.

    DAT85
     
  7. Okie

    Okie Member

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    Aug 18, 2011
    I didn't know about the empty 45 case as a back up spring plug for sure, I do know that the GI can be taken apart w/o any tools:thumb:
     
  8. Okie

    Okie Member

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    Aug 18, 2011
    Detail stripping is next my friend:thumb:
     

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