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Gunsmith in the house?

Discussion in 'Sports & Outdoor Adventure' started by whoaru99, May 7, 2017.

  1. bigx5murf

    bigx5murf Super Member

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    Looks like a pin from 1911 hammer strut assembly.
     

     

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  2. whoaru99

    whoaru99 Epic Member

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    Interesting.

    Laying the pin across the back of the hammer, between the frame sides, it's a good fit lengthwise.

    But, I did not take the pistol down that far and the hammer seems to cock, lock, and release normally. :idea:
     
  3. usedto

    usedto Lunatic Member

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    If you google 1911 hammer strut pin, it appears that it's flat on one end and tapered on the other - similar to the one in you photo.
     
  4. bigx5murf

    bigx5murf Super Member

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    Does the grip safety work?
     
  5. whoaru99

    whoaru99 Epic Member

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    Yes, it does.

    Maybe I'll try breaking down to that level just to fully bottom out if it could be a pin like that. It seems not likely, IMO, there would have been a spare part floating around somewhere for this long (have had the 1911 for quite a few years now - 15, 20 maybe) and it just now fell out.

    But, I got nothing better for a lead at the moment.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2017
  6. Oerets

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    Hope this helps you some.

    I've never in the forty years of owning mine had to take it down this far in cleaning tho.



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  7. bigx5murf

    bigx5murf Super Member

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    I've taken mine down that far out of curiosity. Broke the sear spring trying to put it back together the first time.
     
  8. whoaru99

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    Would be nice to have the dimensions for the hammer strut pin so I could compare without tearing down that far. Checked on line but didn't see anything about diameter or length.
     
  9. Oerets

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    Had you removed it?

    This is how I took one down for a cleaning today.


    Barney


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  10. whoaru99

    whoaru99 Epic Member

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    No, was not disassembled any further than that.
     
  11. Oerets

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    Then I'd say it is not from a GM!



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  12. whoaru99

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    Therein lies the problem. It doesn't seem to belong anywhere, yet there it was laying on a towel on which I had just cleaned some guns...and had shaken the towel very well before starting. :dunno:
     
  13. Oerets

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    I think it is from another, not the GM.

    The pin will not come out without persuasion on this one!



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  14. soundmotor

    soundmotor super modified Subscriber

    Just curious if the mystery pin ID was ever solved?
     
  15. whoaru99

    whoaru99 Epic Member

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    No. It remains a mystery.
     
  16. g..v

    g..v Lunatic Member

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    His wife/girlfriend put it there.
     
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  17. soundmotor

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    I did similar to my boss as he finished up a new belt in a VCR for a coworker. Just as he put the top cover back on I reached over with a small spring hidden between my fingers and acted like I just picked it up off the bench and said "What's this for?". The look on his face was priceless but I let him off the hook right away.
     
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