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I got my feet wet.

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by okie, Jan 1, 2012.


  1. okie

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    Well peeps I got my feet wet yesterday afternoon. A while back it dawned on me that my Range Officer had a cheap no name hammer spring in it, and I thought that's not kool and I ordered a Wolff spring for the pistol. Before yesterday all I could do besides a detail strip was take out the firing pin and extractor, well I watched you tube videos on replacing hammer springs till I was blue in the face and I had a guy that knew how to do it stand over my shoulder to make sure I didn't screw up and I changed out the spring. It was a piece of cake really, so now I have that under my belt:thumbsup::supergrin:
     

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  3. glock2740

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    Cool deal Okie. :thumbsup:
     
  4. faawrenchbndr

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    Sweet deal Okie,.......some of those YouTube videos are VERY helpful!
     
  5. fasteddie565

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    So the question begging to be asked is was it worth the adventure?

    Function wise, I mean
     
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    Cool. congrats!
     
  7. okie

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    It functions about the same, now I have a quality spring though:thumbsup:
     
  8. R0CKETMAN

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    Good job..curious, so you weren't breaking down MSH when you "detail stripped"?
     
  9. okie

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    I don't know how to detail strip yet my friend:embarassed:
     
  10. R0CKETMAN

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    Your above quote was why I asked. Perhaps you meant field?
     
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  11. okie

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    I did mean field, my brain is starting to fail me in my old age:fred::embarassed:
     
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    Very cool Okie :cool:
     
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    It's always a nice feeling when you put things back together and there is no spare parts left on the bench. :whistling:
     
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    Good job okie.Once you detail strip a few times it's as easy as a Glock.:wavey:
     
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    I'm proud of you, keep going, one step at a time
     
  16. NeverMore1701

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    I haven't replaced any parts in my ACII (yet), but when I brought it home I detail stripped it, and it was an adventure! Never had a 1911 apart before, but it was fun.
     
  17. okie

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    I plan on keeping going my friend:thumbsup: