Originally Posted by Nanuk
...his 1911 the slide would not go back in battery ... The slide lock spring had broken and he just made sure and pushed it down manually during quals...
He might well have had a malfunction that he didn't properly deal with. But there is no part called a "slide lock spring" in a 1911. Do you know what the problem was?
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