What Kind of Trigger is This?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Fred_G, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    So, a coworker bought a Colt 1911, and got a box full of 1911 parts. Several of what I would call old style Colt trigger, and one I have never seen before. it appears to be a 1911 trigger, but the finger pad is as wide as the trigger guard on my 1911. Any ideas what this is? I googled a bit, but thought someone might know off hand. Triggers.JPG

    Top is a WC short trigger, bottom is a old style Colt type. They are all pretty much the same height, just the width is different.
     
  2. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016

  3. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    Thanks! Beefy sucker.
     
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  4. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I have one too. Took it out of my first 1911. :)

    IMG_0164.jpg
     
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  5. Novak77

    Novak77 Well-Known Member

    174
    Mar 1, 2019
    +1 for Gold Cup
     
  6. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Another vote for the Gold Cup or rather the trigger that was in Gold Cups from 1957 to 1996 but it looks all black which is sort of interesting.
     
  7. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Yea, I saw that. Mine came out of the pistol with brushed flats on the sides. I polished it up a bit and now keep it on the bench as a memento.

    Now I wish I still had that pistol...
     
  8. Fred_G

    Fred_G Known Agitator

    Dec 29, 2015
    It looked like it had never been fitted into a gun, so not sure what type if metal it is. Several of the other triggers are coated in a paint like grease I assume to prevent rust.
     
  9. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Here's a teaser for you older guys. This part goes into a GC/NM and on the sear pin. What was it for?

    IMG_0166.jpg
     
  10. progun2

    progun2 Active Member

    63
    Apr 6, 2012
    It is to stop trigger bounce.
     
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  11. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I honestly don't remember. It held captive a spring that went into a pocket on the sear. I 'thought' it was for sear preload, but my memory is so bad I honestly don't know, and thought one of you guys might remember. :)
     
  12. progun2

    progun2 Active Member

    63
    Apr 6, 2012
    Steel trigger was heavy. That piece and spring stopped mutli firings.
     
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  13. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    To supposedly prevent trigger bounce.. Don't know if I am considered an oldster yet, but already had a run in with these lmbo.. So, I knew exactly what it was for haha..
     
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  14. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    I take it that it didn't work too well? ;)

    IIRC, I ditched mine for a aluminum trigger and saved a pound or two. :D
     
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  15. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    Not sure they ever worked on a trigger less than 5 lbs. lol.. The polymer trigger was trick number 2 right?,, and in addition to the piece you posted a tiny little spring yes?
     
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  16. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    Yup, spring fit into a pocket on the sear.
     
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  17. pistolwretch

    pistolwretch Dremel jockey Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Smallest spring I have ever seen in a gun.
    Would be more at home in a wristwatch!

    "That piece and spring stopped mutli firings."
    Well no, but it did prevent a fall to half-cock induced by
    inertia of the HEAVY trigger.
     
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  18. Integrity Arms

    Integrity Arms 1911 Pistol Smith

    Mar 20, 2017
    It's funny cause their new series 80s guns still have that little nitch cut into the sear.. haha, either they decided to never change that or they made a bazzilion of them lol. At least the last Gold Cup I worked on did and it was a newer model. Got to wonder how many cussings that little spring got when someone who didn't know it was there or even if they did and it went flying across the room lol.
     
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  19. wrmiller

    wrmiller The Tinker

    Oct 29, 2016
    OK, this makes sense. I wanted to say it kept the sear pre-loaded (wrong word?) to prevent sear bounce, but I honestly don't remember what I was told way back then.

    I DO remember going to Bob's right after I detail stripped my GC for the first time. That darn little spring flew right out of the pistol and I never did find it. :mad:
     
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