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    Default Installing 1911 plunger spring?

    Is there a new trick to installing the plunger tube spring assembly, in a 1911?

    I read an article that said, that the spring is supposed to be kinked. But that makes no sense to me.
    Last edited by Bugs100; 07-06-2009 at 08:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugs100 View Post
    Is there a new trick to installing the plunger tube spring assembly, in a 1911?

    I read an article that said, that the spring is supposed to be kinked. But that makes no sense to me.
    The spring is kinked to keep it in the plunger tube. If you install the assembly without the suggested kink (just enough to create a little friction between the spring and tube) it can fall out when you remove the thumb safety. The pistol will function just fine with no kink in this spring, it just might fall out of the gun on disassembly. No big deal.

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