wilson drop in safety for my SA champ

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by IraG2362, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. IraG2362

    IraG2362 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 3, 2011
    Ok i ordered one while my champ was at SA. It came home today and I tried to get it to work. No go , even with the thumb safety out. it fitd thr frame great but it was locking up the trigger and the hammer wouldnt lock down.. any ideas guys? ti matchs up very close to the stock grip and i stoned it a lil to get the shape of the prong sticking out to match up. On brownells some guys posted it dropped into their non colts with no issues, i called brownells and they said it was for colt frames only.. confusion has struck me hard..lol
     
  2. lsbbigdog

    lsbbigdog Smiffin' ain't easy Sponsor

    Aug 21, 2011
    You need to fit the grip safety extension to allow the trigger bow to pass
     

  3. IraG2362

    IraG2362 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 3, 2011
    it looks almost identical to the stock , should I file the lower portion of the extension down more?
     
  4. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    If I'm reading it correctly, you're hitting the horizontal part of the safety. If the trigger is sticking back, its most likely this.

    Hard to tell w/o looking at the gun.
     
  5. IraG2362

    IraG2362 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 3, 2011
    yes the trigger was sought of sticking back with the safety in place, when the thumb safety was installed it locked everything up
     
  6. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    You need to take more off, so that the trigger bow can pass.
     
  7. IraG2362

    IraG2362 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 3, 2011
    i know i have seen pics some where of this being done ..any ideas where?
     
  8. IraG2362

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    Sep 3, 2011
    [​IMG]

    where should i take more off?
     
  9. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    This should help

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  10. IraG2362

    IraG2362 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 3, 2011
    thats what i was looking for, you rock quack
     
  11. Kruzr

    Kruzr Hangin' In Supporting Addict

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    Sep 7, 2011
    When I got a Wilson drop in, it came with a little instruction sheet with this figure:

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  12. IraG2362

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    Sep 3, 2011
    thanks, now I got it it and it shoots with the thumb safety off BUT it will also shoot with out the grip safety being engaged, did I remove too much material?
     
  13. Kruzr

    Kruzr Hangin' In Supporting Addict

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    Sep 7, 2011
    Take out the thumb safety and look in the hole to see if the GS arm is blocking the trigger or is still sitting on top (or nearly on top) of the trigger bow. It still may not be engaging the back of the bow. If it does, then you took too much off.
     
  14. IraG2362

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    Sep 3, 2011
    thanks will check now..
     
  15. IraG2362

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    Sep 3, 2011
    with out the thumb safety in place ( using a punch to hold in the gs) pulling the trigger does not activate the hammer.. but with the TS it does. any ideas?
     
  16. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    sounds like you have something in wrong.
     
  17. IraG2362

    IraG2362 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Sep 3, 2011
    ya think? LOL:rofl: any ideas? i just put the ts back in and it still is activating the trigger with out pressure on the gs.
     
  18. Kruzr

    Kruzr Hangin' In Supporting Addict

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    Sep 7, 2011
    Well, the idea was to take out the thumb safety so you can see what's going on and not touching the grip safety to see if it is blocking the rear of the trigger bow when it isn't being engaged. :nod:
     
  19. IraG2362

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    Sep 3, 2011
    it didnt seem like it was..
     
  20. 230gr

    230gr Active Member

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    Aug 23, 2011
    I concur that this now seems the logical conclusion,not being able to inspect it in person.
     

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