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Hawkeye
September 2, 2000, 10:23 PM
I'd like to put together a field repair kit for my 1911's. I have something similar for my AR-15's, with a firing pin, FP retaining pin, extractor, ejector, springs, etc.
What would you recommend as an essential parts kit for a 1911 (not that I've needed this yet!)? Thanks.

Jim V
September 3, 2000, 05:43 AM
Recoil spring, firing pin, firing pin spring, firing pin stop, extractor, barrel link and link pin. If you want to get fancy a fitted hammer (with strut and strut pin) and sear. Toss is a hammer pin and sear/disconnector pin and you should be set.

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Rex Feral
September 3, 2000, 08:23 AM
I'd add a barrel bushing and recoil spring plug to Jim V's list.

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char923
September 3, 2000, 01:27 PM
Dont for get the slide stop, also maybe a mag catch lock and spring, my broke one time.

DRenn
September 6, 2000, 09:20 PM
Carry a spare 1911.

Watch yer 6!
Dave Renn

Badger Arms
September 6, 2000, 11:20 PM
In general use, your 1911 should not break. I'd take a spare parts kit containing a recoil spring plug, recoil spring, and slide stop as these are easier to lose. Apart from that, magazine catch and spring are cheap and would definitely help.

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Thomas Jefferson made us free.
John Browning made us equal.

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Ledbetter
September 7, 2000, 01:40 PM
I have the same philosophy as DRenn. If my 1911 ever broke down at the range, I'd go home immediately, watching out for lightning and storm clouds on the way.

old hawk
September 7, 2000, 07:23 PM
sear ,spring,disconnector,extractor,firing pin.just the usual basics in my bugout bag for my commander.