Colt 1911 problem I think

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  1. James Dean

    James Dean

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    I just took down my 1911 colt ww1 reproduction. I think I have a problem. The bushing that the recoil spring rides inside has a dent or a hole in the side. The end of the recoil spring seems to get stuck inside the dent or hole. When I go to take the gun down I push in on the bushing, turn the lug by hand, but to get the bushing off the spring I have to rotate the bushing. I've never shot the gun but the slide seems to rack no problem. Should this go back to Colt?
     
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  3. seanmac45

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    It's part of the design. It is intended to keep the plug from flying across the room if you slip taking it down.

    Your pistol is fine.
     
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    :rofl:It's to keep the plug from shooting across the room if the recoil spring gets away from you. That's one thing I like about a Colt.
     
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    Thank You. You read all the stories about colts quality control and you start to think its wrong. Thanks Again
     
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    Heck that was easy.

    Thank me when I do something difficult. LOL

    Enjoy that pistol. You have made a grand acquisition, sir.
     
  7. Jim S.

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    I've gone out of my way to put those spring plugs on my 1911's.
    They were originally made for the U.S. Military because...
    They didn't want them flying across whatever when they took them apart.
    Brownells has them at a very good price.
    Only in flat black (parkerized) because that's all the military used any way.