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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.
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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.
 

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The Tinker
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I have one too. Took it out of my first 1911. :)

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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.
 

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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.
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...
 

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

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It is to stop trigger bounce.
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. :)
 

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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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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
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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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?
Yup, spring fit into a pocket on the sear.
 
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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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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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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.
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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