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Old 07-12-2016, 03:41 PM   #1
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beavertail issue

Kinda new here and its been a long long time since I've worked on a 1911. I have been assembling a frankenpistol of sorts and thought everything was going smoothly until I had it completely assembled. When depressing bottom of the beavertail ( Wilson drop in) it will disengage the sear allowing the hammer to fall as though the trigger is being pulled. If I don't touch the beavertail and squeeze the trigger the thumb safety works just fine. I searched many a thread and haven't seen this issue addressed. As I'm not one to take a weapon to a smith any more then my car to a garage, please , someone shed a little light on this. Many thanks.
 
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:02 AM   #2
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not the beavertail

Well 160 some views and no help but that's ok as I think I figured it out. Removed the beavertail and cycled the slide a few times. As the hammer followed the slide as opposed to locking up on the sear, I then went on to address the sear and hammer. Turns out that was the issue. Moral of the story, don't build a 45 with ebay parts kits. Invest in quality parts then abuse them
 
Old 07-14-2016, 04:31 PM   #3
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:30 AM   #4
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Kinda new here and its been a long long time since I've worked on a 1911. I have been assembling a frankenpistol of sorts and thought everything was going smoothly until I had it completely assembled. When depressing bottom of the beavertail ( Wilson drop in) it will disengage the sear allowing the hammer to fall as though the trigger is being pulled. If I don't touch the beavertail and squeeze the trigger the thumb safety works just fine. I searched many a thread and haven't seen this issue addressed. As I'm not one to take a weapon to a smith any more then my car to a garage, please , someone shed a little light on this. Many thanks.
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