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Colt 1911 trigger rattle

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by dallen1x, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. dallen1x

    dallen1x Wil_Val, OR Active Member

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    Noticed today when I step that the trigger rattles.
    Compared to my sons Kimber, the trigger on mine seems loose.
    I guess I just never noticed it before.
    Haven't done a search on the issue because I don't know if I'm using the right terminology.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    Stop comparing a real 1911 to Kimbers.

    I wouldn't have a Kimber if you gave it to me. I'd sell it and buy a real weapon.
     
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  3. BAMCIS

    BAMCIS Eugene Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, this^^

    If your'e concerned about it it I'll be happy to take it off your hands. But in the interest of fulll disclosure, I have several Colt 1911's and even an Ed Brown (read no Kimbers (ever, ever again)) and they all rattle. Some more so than others. So if a 1911 "rattles" it's not necessarily a bad thing.

    Again, let me know if you want to get rid of it. :D
     
  4. hker71

    hker71 Portland Metro Area Active Member

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    If the trigger rattles you could have a competent gunsmith fit a new trigger. It isn't too hard. My main concern would be that works. My Colt 1991A1 had a plastic trigger so I fitted a metal trigger instead. Just my preference.

    hker71
     
  5. dallen1x

    dallen1x Wil_Val, OR Active Member

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    Nope, nope, nope....not for sale.
    I made that mistake with two other firearms. :nuts:
    It has a plastic trigger.
    If you have a metal one, can you measure its thickness and I'll measure mine? :rolleyes:
     
  6. hker71

    hker71 Portland Metro Area Active Member

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    There are articles on line showing how to fit triggers. I can't remember the brand I bought. Basically you start fitting it by putting it in backwards (bow first). Then you stone the trigger down slowly until it fits going in the correct way. I know my trigger is a long trigger. There are three options (short, medium and long) based on your trigger preference. The original 1911s had short triggers. After you are done fitting the trigger you still have to make sure the pistol functions (and functions safely).

    hker71