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Old 07-19-2008, 11:34 AM   #1
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Series 1991/80's

Simple question, I hope with a simple answer. Can a 70's frame be used with a 1991/80's slide,will they be compatible? I assume one could if you removed the firing pin bloc from the slide. Your input appreciated.

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Old 07-19-2008, 05:25 PM   #2
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Re: Series 1991/80's

Yes they can be used. The slide will have a hole in it for the plunger that blocks the firing pin but that is all. All you have to do is remove the plunger by taking out the firing pin. There is some extra room next to the sear in the 80 where the levers fit and this can be eliminated by fitting a series 80 plate to make up the room for the removed levers. I have "felt" no difference in the triggers when I do a trigger job on an 70 vs an 80 but that is more parts to fail. Take them out. And you can get the series 80 plate to fit much tighter to allow the sear to fit better and get a 10-15% improvement in the "feel" of the trigger by putting in a well fitting plate and taking out the levers. I make my own a bit oversized and then flat sand them to just fit and then polish the plate. Really helps with the trigger feel and pull. And yes it is possible to get a very very nice trigger out of a 80 without removing the parts. I know that some of this sounds contradictive but some people don't/can't pull out the 80 parts. I know this is more than an answer to your question but I thought that the information might be handy.


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