Fun on a Rainy Saturday Morning: Complete Disassembly of my 1911
So…I decided that I needed to learn how to completely detail strip my 1911. This is the result. Now I have to clean it all up and put it back together. I’m glad I have a local gunsmith who can help me out if, no, when I get in a jam. Wish me luck!
For you 1911 lovers/users/geeks: This is a Springfield Loaded model, and in the upper right hand corner of the cloth, you will see the full length guide rod, which I replaced with the standard GI type of guide rod assembly. I’ve not noticed any difference in shooting it with or without the FLGR, and I hate having to having to have an allen wrench around to do a simple field strip. I’m also going to replace the ILS mainspring housing system on this thing. Just more junk to break. So, here’s the before picture, with the 1911 in pieces:
And here’s the after shot with the new Wilson mainspring housing and maxi-well installed: