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Old February 4, 2019, 08:34 AM   #1
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Disconnect , simple change or not

My Colt 70 series disconnectors is rough on the sides not he top that rides the slide but the sides , I polished but didn't want to take any metal away . Could I just order a disconnectors from Wilson and drop it in ?
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Old February 4, 2019, 01:00 PM   #2
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CW,the disconnector has nothing to do with slide to frame fit.
But since you seem to like fixing what ain't broke,a new disconnector will be a rather easy replacement,they almost never require additional work.
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Old February 4, 2019, 01:29 PM   #3
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The sides don't really rub on anything.

The paddle, where the sear spring and disconnector ride on it, can sometimes do with some clean-up, there's usually an almost-invisible mold separation line right where the sear spring rides, and the area inside the window that bears on the sear pin might benefit from a little polishing.

I did quite a bit of prep on a Colt disconnector before installing it in a non-Colt, but it probably didn't really need it.
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Old February 4, 2019, 04:22 PM   #4
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The reason I focused on the disconnector , with the slide off and I press the disconnectors down in the frame I can feel the roughness , the contact on the sear spring it smooth no burrs polished both , with the disconnector out of the gun the outer dimension at the top is not a smooth drum but rough , is not binding in the frame in any way , looks like it was made that way . I'm not looking for extra work but after market from EGW or Wilson look well made and smooth .
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