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Old January 4, 2020, 07:20 PM   #1
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FEG hi-power

My FEG hi-power is missing the sear lever spring. A previous owner must have removed it. Is it necessary for the safe operation of the pistol? I cannot locate the spring anywhere. I appreciate any information.
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Old January 4, 2020, 07:45 PM   #2
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Original Hi-Powers did not have the spring you are talking about, but it was in the type 2 with the wider end. If your sear lever is flat and not L shaped, it should be fine without it.
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Old January 5, 2020, 02:54 PM   #3
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Scorch: Thanks for that information. The slide on my FEG has a small hole drilled where the spring might have went. I definitely have the old style sear lever.
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Old January 5, 2020, 04:05 PM   #4
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There aren’t safety issues if you have the original Hi-Power sear lever (straight, no paddle near the hammer); but according to Don Williams, lack of the spring can create wear issues even in older Hi-Powers:

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=255290
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Old January 5, 2020, 05:25 PM   #5
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Thank you Mr. Roberts for that 1911 forum link. That was very informative.
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