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Colt 1911 Gov Model Questions??

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  • Colt 1911 Gov Model Questions??

    Hey guys I was wondering if anybody could help me out with a problem with a 1911(serial is low: xxxx46) I just inherited. Ok, cocked and locked I squeeze the trigger and the hammer falls:eek:, now if I push up on the safety and try to fire the hammer will fall to half cock. Half-cock squeeze trigger( no pressure on beavertail ) and hammer falls, Could this be a mainspring problem or is it the safety has wore over the years and needs to be replaced? I would like to carry but with these issues I don't feel safe having a round in the chamber. I don't have a lot of experience with 1911's(glock man:D). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • #2
    Sounds like it may be a worn or tampered with hammer safety. Take it to a gunsmith to get repaired if you plan on carrying it at all. The last thing you want is an accidental discharge! I have one that would fire from half cocked after I put an aftermarket hammer and sear in. Had to file the grooves in the hammer for the sear deeper to fix it. I reckon it could have something to do with a worn sear and/or hammer. Like I said, take it to a gunsmith.


    • #3
      sounds like you need to replace the hammer, possibly the sear, and maybe even the safety lever or disconnector. These are the fire control components in a nutshell. If you are unfamiliar with the 1911's fire control components (they can be a real pain to reinstall right... sometimes they just WON'T cooperate) then send it to a gunsmith. If you are familiar with them and get the repacements in and it is STILL happening, then send it to a gunsmith anyway. if you do try to replace internals don't go cheap. get the Wilson Combat bulletproof series... you will not be dissatisfied.