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Old 11-04-2008, 3:44 PM
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I lost a disconnector in one of my 1911s and ordered a new one. However upon putting in the new disconnector it acts up and causes the hammer to fall only half way. The hammer will fall half way and gets caught on something and become stuck, what's causing this? How can I fix it?
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Old 11-05-2008, 9:18 AM
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52 views and no replies... : ((
OK, I'll bite...
The new disconnector may be to long or have other fitting issues (too wide and binding inside the sear?).
Also the leaf of the grip spring that pushes on the disconnector may need adjustment / reshaping.
Sounds like the hammer is catching on the safety notches on the way down.
All related.
If you haven't fixed it yet and want help let me know.
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Old 11-05-2008, 4:47 PM
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52 views and no replies... : ((
OK, I'll bite...
The new disconnector may be to long or have other fitting issues (too wide and binding inside the sear?).
Also the leaf of the grip spring that pushes on the disconnector may need adjustment / reshaping.
Sounds like the hammer is catching on the safety notches on the way down.
All related.
If you haven't fixed it yet and want help let me know.
it is catching on the safety notch and I have no idea how to fix it, it's not too wide. so should I file down the length to see if that will fix it?
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Old 11-05-2008, 5:13 PM
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NO, don't be filing anything. Either figure out what the problem is, or if you have any doubts about what you are doing take it to a qualified gunsmith. You are getting into issues of safety. Yours and those around you.. You can't get any answers on the internet about a thing like this. Take it to a gunsmith and let him walk you through the thing. Accidents don't need to happen.
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Old 11-06-2008, 11:54 AM
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1911 forums have a lot of info as well. i recommend getting these books as well.

http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...148&t=11082005

well, there are two, my dad (DJBSR) has both. More info than you could ever imagine on a 1911. By there are two, i mean two by Jerry Kuhnhausen.
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NO, don't be filing anything. Either figure out what the problem is, or if you have any doubts about what you are doing take it to a qualified gunsmith. You are getting into issues of safety. Yours and those around you.. You can't get any answers on the internet about a thing like this. Take it to a gunsmith and let him walk you through the thing. Accidents don't need to happen.
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I vote this the best answer. Take it to a qualified gunsmith. Period. No discussion.
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Does your pistol have the screw adjustment on the trigger?
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Does your pistol have the screw adjustment on the trigger?
no, i took the screw out when i installed the trigger
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I lost a disconnector in one of my 1911s and ordered a new one. However upon putting in the new disconnector it acts up and causes the hammer to fall only half way. The hammer will fall half way and gets caught on something and become stuck, what's causing this? How can I fix it?

No offense, but you do not know enough about 1911s to be working on one - its ok, I don't either. I just know enough to know what I can and can't do on them. I do not know how to fit a new disconnector either.

Take it to a qualified 1911 smith and he will fix it for you - 1911 parts are NOT drop-in - they require delicate fitting, specialized tools and a real knowledge of the inner workings of the gun in general.

But damn, are they the best!!!
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Get somebody else to put it together. Then take it to a gunsmith if it doesn't work.
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