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Old April 26, 2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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Springfield 1911 Key Safety

I have a Springfield Mispec 1911 with the new key lock. The thumb safety is hard as h*** to disengage. Could this be caused by the lock mechanism? If so how difficult is it to remove? I have no experience with key lock guns and probably wouldn't have bought the gun had I realized it had the lock. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old April 28, 2008, 02:00 AM   #2
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You need to buy a new mainspring housing. Go to and do a search in the SA section.
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Old April 28, 2008, 05:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the info Action.
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Old April 28, 2008, 06:00 PM   #4
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A lot of people, me included do not approve of such superfluous parts in our guns. But the key lock does not act on or affect the thumb safety.
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Old May 14, 2008, 07:03 PM   #5
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Called the ILS. No problems with mine.

You can get a replacement MSH from several manufacturer's. Basically any of the high end 1911 custom market offers replacement parts. The parts are cheap. Hard to match finish is what I hear as a common complaint. Minor fitting requirement.

m1911 forum site has lots of posts on this subject.
They have a Springfield section.
When all is said and done, there is a lot more said than done.
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