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1911 Safety issue

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by lazyeye, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    OK 1911 experts out there, I have some questions.
    While shooting the other day my safety stopped moving from "safe" to "fire" because this pin was getting in the way. This hasn't happened before. I can move the pin out of the way with my fingertip and disengage the safety, but there is obviously something wrong for it to be doing this.
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    Safety off
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    Safety on, you can see that the pin has come out of place and is blocking the safety.


    What do I do?
     
  2. RockKrawler

    RockKrawler Gresham Member

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  3. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Possibly the safety is mis-shaped.......but would need to see it person.
     
  4. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Worn parts. Take out the pin and see if it's mis-shaped. Should be smooth like a bullet. Also check the safety switch for wear-and-tear. Should be clean-cut edges.

    If there's any ramping on either piece, it will lift the pin out of place.

    Don't know if you've recently taken the pins and spring out, but the pins could have been put back in backwards.
     
  5. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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  6. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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  7. NWLIEN

    NWLIEN ORCHARDS/VANCOUVER, WA Member

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    Looks like a new safety would fix the prob..........'

    in the pix, the safety looks to have a slight radius............(reality might differ....)

    i'd try a new safety, were it me, cheap easy 'shot' before i paid somebody to 'fix' it..........

    Find a bud and swap it out????? That would be telling......
    --carlos
     
  8. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    If you can somehow get it to me, will repair it no charge, just cost of parts.......if any are needed.
     
  9. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    I won't be in WA any time soon, but that you for the offer. I will find someone local to take a look at it.
    Thanks y'all.
     
  10. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I'm just across the border, and pass thru portland a few times a month, so could meet sometime.
     
  11. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    I'll send you a message if I'm going to be up that way anytime soon.
    Thanks!
     
  12. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    I can see 1911's and some beers in our fututre.. you guys should just swing by my place!
     
  13. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    However it's resolved, that safety plunger is some sad looking B/O gear, there. I almost wonder if the plunger tube isn't coming loose?
     
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  14. aflineman

    aflineman Both South of Eugene and East of Portland. Active Member

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    Looks to be loose. It is lifted off the frame in the 2nd pic.
     
  15. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I was noticing that......a staking job is it's future......
     
  16. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    Yes, it is the plunger tube that is loose.
    I took it off and it looks to be intact. I would assume that all I'd need to do at this point is find someone that has the plunger tube staking tool ($30 at midway) to tighten it back on.
     
  17. lazyeye

    lazyeye Corvallis, OR Member

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    I took it a 'smith today and its all fixed up :)
     
  18. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Cool.
     
  19. jeffcohen

    jeffcohen Mulino Or. Member

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    Hi
    10 years US Army firearms armor, 7 years 1911 comp shooter if you have not gotten this issue fix feel free to call me 503-349-6015
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