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Old 03-06-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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Springfield mainspring housing

I took my friends loaded model apart for cleaning and found the small pin that holds the mainspring and cap in to be missing.Maybe it fell out while I had it apart. I thought maybe it is not used because of the mainspring lock. Can someone explain? Thanks.
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Old 03-06-2005, 07:57 PM   #2
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Right you are. Springfield does not use the retaining pin on MSH's with the lock.
Old 03-06-2005, 08:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply,I'll sleep better now.
Old 03-10-2005, 05:39 PM   #4
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Actually, it kind of upset me that Springfield did something like this. I mean, it's just not how John Browning designed the thing and it makes it a lot more difficult to work on the weapon.

So I replaced the stock cap with a STI Titanium cap, installed a Wilson Combat mainspring cap pin and now things are how they should be. I'm not a fan of any particular product, those are just the ones I ran across on Brownells looking for parts.

The stock cap is too deep to install the pin and expect the weapon to function properly (you'll end up with a loose hammer that falls from uncocked to half-cock all by its lonesome), but just about any 1911 replacement cap will be a lot closer to 1911 spec.

Whether or not this affects the ILS I have no clue. I don't use it. Lost the key to it anyway or I'd tell ya one way or the other. If it defeats the ILS well, then, guess it's just a matter of what you use the weapon for and how important that lock is to you whether you make it a little closer to spec or leave it as is.

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