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Old 07-11-2013, 5:35 PM
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I have a 1918 colt 1911 yesterday i put a few rounds through it last night by the last rounds i had trouble dropping the magazine. Any idea what might be causing this?
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Old 07-11-2013, 5:42 PM
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Can you elaborate on what you mean by trouble dropping the magazine? Do you mean it won't drop free?

Check to see if the trigger bow is excessively dragging on the magazine.
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Old 07-11-2013, 5:55 PM
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It wont drop free and it doesn't go in as easy
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Old 07-11-2013, 6:17 PM
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It wont drop free and it doesn't go in as easy
I would start by checking the trigger bow. Also, is this happening to only one magazine? Have you tried to replicate this issue using other magazines?
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If the magazine is more difficult to insert and remove than usual, you could have some debris in the mag release lock. Push in the magazine release as you insert the magazine and see if that makes it any easier. If not, then something else could be obstructing the mag way. Like somebody already mentioned, the trigger bow is something to look at. Then again it could be the magazine itself. Do you have another magazine?
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I'd start with a good cleaning and see if that helps.
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Grip screw too long.
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Try a different magazine first!
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Old 07-12-2013, 2:30 PM
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I have 3 mags at first it was just one that wouldn't drop free now after i put a fer rounds all 3 struggle to go in and wont drop free ill dissamble it when i have a chance can you guys recomend some one that can give a real good cleaning in the los angeles area?
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Grip screw too long.
Check the mags to see if there are scratches on the sides. That would likely be indicative of long grip screws. That being said, if the grips screws were long, then they'd have been a problem from the start.

It's most likely that the inside of the magazine well is dirty, just put a rag on a pen or something, and swipe the inside of the mag well to see how dirty it is.
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Agree with checking the grip screws, good luck!
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Old 08-07-2013, 3:38 PM
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Thanks for all the help guys i did some research an ran a file throught the magwell and tightened the corners of te mags and now they drop freely! Thanks again for all the comments i appreciate the help
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