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Desert Eagle 1911 -- Which direction for recoil spring?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by jhertzler, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. jhertzler

    jhertzler

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    I took down my Desert Eagle 1911 for the first time the other day. (Love this gun. Shot flawlessly. Super trigger!!) I didn't notice which way the recoil spring should go on the rod. There is a tightly bound end on one end of the spring, and a looser open end on the other end. I now have the tight coil placed into the buffer cap and the other end on the rearward end of the guide rod. Is this right or do I have it backwards? Thanks! Joe
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Really doesn't matter which way it's installed. However, I place the
    tight end over the spring guide and the loose in the cop.
     

  3. ca survivor

    ca survivor

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    it does matter which way it's installed, place the tight end over the spring
    guide and the loose end in the recoil spring plug.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
  4. jhertzler

    jhertzler

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    Thanks a bunch. Joe
     
  5. bac1023

    bac1023

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    Glad you like it.

    I also think the trigger is awesome.
     
  6. Ruggles

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    That is one of the 1911s on my short list :)

    I have the hankering for a Desert Eagle now as well. Big gun show May 5th & 6th so we will see :)