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Old April 23, 2006, 12:14 AM   #1
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Sticking grip safety on 1911

On a brand-new Colt Government Model, why would the grip safety stick in the inward position when the hammer is cocked or at half-cock, but function correctly when the hammer is down?

Is this something that's likely to go away as the gun wears in?

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Old April 24, 2006, 06:50 PM   #2
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grip safety

Dear Sir:
Your grip safety needs refit. The spring could be not out enough - rough tab, binding in trigger bow.
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Old April 24, 2006, 11:37 PM   #3
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I agree with Harry. I have seen a few sear springs that just needed the arm for the grip safety bent for more pressure on the grip safety.
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Old April 26, 2006, 06:15 PM   #4
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You've got to real careful installing the spring. Part of the spring might caught I believe ,behind the leafs of the spring. If it`s a colt grip safety It should fit. The trigger bar must remain free & outside of the grip safety . A grip safety can be carefully installed with .030 is the maximum to mill off the grip safety . I however wouldn`t take that much off. My feeling is that you haven`t got the safety spring correctly. IMHO Chas.
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