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January 28, 2013, 08:42 PM
I was replacing the springs in my Colt's Combat Commander (1st time ). After I got it back together the trigger won't release the hammer.(it won't shoot) I'm trying to take it back apart to find my mistake but now the safety won't come out. It was difficult the first time but now won't budge. Have even tried a brass punch on the pin head and using a small screwdriver to pry it out. Any suggestions?

Never mind,I got it out. But still don't know why it wouldn't function.

January 28, 2013, 09:07 PM
Could be any number of things. Here are a couple of guides that will aid you in detail D&R. The thumb safety should pop right out if you have it in the right position... if you need to use force, you're doing it wrong.



Pay close attention to the disconnector and sear installation as well as the sear spring.


January 28, 2013, 09:42 PM
Got it. The leaf spring was wrong. Found video on line. Thanks much!

January 28, 2013, 09:56 PM
The leaf spring was wrong.
Happens all the time. Once you know what right is, you don't do wrong again. ;)


January 30, 2013, 04:15 PM
"Got it. The leaf spring was wrong."
Now that you know what you did not correctly do,you could help others who may experience that issue by describing your solution.thanks