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1911 fun-fact

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by FLIPPER 348, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    The 1911 can be field stripped using internal parts as tools.



    I would 'assume' all 1911 fans who have been around a while would know this. My lovely better 1/2 is pulling a shift at the ER on this fine Christmas Day so I invited some of the boys over this afternoon to watch a little basketball and we started talking guns. Two of them have been around 1911s for quite a while. One of them brought a 1911 and a new trigger and wanted to swap it out. The Laker game was a bust so I cleared a bit of the coffee table and went to work. He brought a small punch and a tiny screwdriver. I mentioned that these were not needed to get the trigger out and was met with a bit of skepticism.

    So for those of you who are not familiar with the tools contained in the 1911:

    - the thumb-safety axel is used to push out the MSH pin and remove the firing pin retainer/stop
    -- the firing pin is used to push out the sear and hammer retaining pins
    --- the bent tab on the sear spring is used to remove the mag release


    The grips are still firmly but I'm sure JMB had the solution for that planned.
     
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  2. Quack

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    Yep, one of the reasons people swap out FLGR and the hex grip screws for flat screws. No tools needed to strip it.
     


  3. Quack

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    You can also use a standard magazine to press down on the spring plug to rotate the bushing, as long as its not super tight.
     
  4. Quack

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    Now let's see the glockers counter that. :rofl:
     
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  5. FLIPPER 348

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    .......nother fun fact, thanks!!

    Is there a built in feature to remove the grip screws??
     
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  6. seanmac45

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    The front protruding lip at the base of a standard GI mag was suitable for stock screw removal.
     
  7. FLIPPER 348

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  8. Quack

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    For the original flat grip screws, use the bottom of the sear spring, as well as the mag base or the rim of a 45 case.
     
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  9. MD357

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    Wait.... wait.... so you're telling me you don't need a 49pc craftsman set to field strip this antiquated, unreliable platform that somehow made it 70+ years in military service??!!
     
  10. Hokie1911

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    p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n
     
  11. A Glock does not need to be taken apart, just load and shoot! :tongueout:
     
  12. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Happy Member

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    Hey, creepy avatar dude, there is nothing in this thread relating to Glocks!
     
  13. Sorry to spoil your thread dude, I was replying to this:

    Originally Posted by Quack [​IMG]
    Now let's see the glockers counter that. :rofl:
     
  14. That's because they do it all by themselves.
    [​IMG] :tongueout:


    Sorry Flipper I don't want to go off topic but I couldn't resist.
     
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  15. Uncle T-bone

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    Oscar Mike
     
  16. carguy2244

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    My Glock never needs stripping.

    Your turn.
     
  17. Quack

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    If you want to replace any of the internals (like in the original post) how would you do it then?
     
  18. MD357

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    It really depends on which recall....err.... "Upgrade" the glock would need.
     
  19. :rofl: