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Old 01-03-2013, 4:08 PM
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Default GSG 1911 22LR trigger/hammer

I have a Rock Island 1911 and love it. I've had it apart far enough to Frog Lube it and to clean it.

I recently put a GSG 1911 22 in jail and ordered the standard upgrade parts - barrel bushing, spring guide, recoil spring and guide plug. I also would like to replace the hammer and trigger since I'm not a fan of the skeletized look. The reviews I read online say that these parts are interchangeable with a regular 1911 so I went looking online to order them today and was quickly overwhelmed.

I have no idea if I need a long trigger, short trigger, etc. I just want a standard, everyday GI Issue type trigger and hammer.

I think this gun would be a good place to start learning some more advanced gunsmithing on since the 1911 is supposed to be easier to work on and the GSG has such a low price point.

Any advice would be appreciated it. I want to take it out, shoot 500-1000 rounds trough it and then take it down far enough to install the parts I purchased and the hammer and trigger that I need to order.
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Old 01-03-2013, 5:03 PM
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The trigger is not the standard size it is a little wider.
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Old 01-03-2013, 7:01 PM
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The trigger is not the standard size it is a little wider.
Really? Bummer. From the reviews and articles I've read they claim it's standard 1911 stuff. I guess I'll live with it if I have too.
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I took mine apart thinking I would change the trigger also. I had a spare from another 1911 and I could tell the difference right away the bow was wider. Just to make sure I slide the other trigger in and the bow would wiggle from side to side.
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Thanks for the heads up. Any idea on the hammer? What is the trigger made of? Steel, pot metal, aluminum?

I'm in a welding and fabrication course, maybe I'll remove the trigger, weld up the holes and re use. As long as it's weldable material.
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Normally on 1911's in order to use a g.i. spur hammer on a pistol with a beavertail grip safety you have to bob the hammer spur. Thats why you see so many Commander style or skeletonized hammers on modern 1911's.

No idea if thats true for a GSG nor do I know if you have a beavertail grip safety.
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Guide rod, spring, bushing, etc is a no go for a GSG1911, IIRC.
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Guide rod, spring, bushing, etc is a no go for a GSG1911, IIRC.
Says who? http://www.cwaccessories.com/Products.html You wouldn't use those parts from a .45 ACP 1911 of course. Duh.
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Guide rod, spring, bushing, etc is a no go for a GSG1911, IIRC.
All my upgrade parts are from CW Accessories. I just need to figure out the plan for the trigger and hammer.
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All my upgrade parts are from CW Accessories. I just need to figure out the plan for the trigger and hammer.
Have a smith work it. Mine now is smooth light and crisp gsg will never be bullseye 22, but I think works well for my use


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Have a smith work it. Mine now is smooth light and crisp gsg will never be bullseye 22, but I think works well for my use


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I want to learn to do my own work AND the "problem" I have with the trigger and hammer is the holes. I'm just going to order a replacement GSG trigger and weld them shut.

Hopefully the hammer will be standard 1911 or I'll just learn to live with it.
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I just left mine as-is. I figured with the plastic sights and soft slide finish that it wasn't worth putting money into.
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