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Re: Which is Open end of a recoil spring?
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2006, 10:29:03 PM »
One other thing: if the slide is locked open for disassembly
then there should be no tension on the spring to send the
cap flying when the bushing is turned to release the cap.
Am I missing something here or did I misunderstand what was
said?

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Re: Which is Open end of a recoil spring?
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2006, 10:42:43 PM »
Belay my last-- what I meant to say was that if the slide
is released from the frame as per standard instructions
then there should be no pressure on the spring and cap
in disassembly.

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Re: Which is Open end of a recoil spring?
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2006, 10:52:44 PM »
The Kimber instructions say to begin by turning the bushing, and removing the cap & spring.

Perhaps there are variations among the clones.

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Re: Which is Open end of a recoil spring?
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2006, 12:26:17 AM »
I don't know anything about the Kimber but that is almost
a guaranteed explosion on a standard 1911.

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Re: Which is Open end of a recoil spring?
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2006, 07:34:12 AM »
Bill,
Please disregard all I said on 1911 disassembly. I mixed up
my guns; sorry for the confusion: "Disengage brain, open
mouth, insert foot".

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Re: Which is Open end of a recoil spring?
« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2006, 10:13:27 AM »
tracker,

I am accustomed to my other pistols, where the spring is not so much of a threat.  I've never had one fly off its resting place.

Thank God I was smart enough to not be looking at it head-on.

Fortunately, It struck a mirror at an angle and did not break anything.

Bill  

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Re: Which is Open end of a recoil spring?
« Reply #21 on: August 24, 2006, 07:43:59 PM »
tracker,

The wood dowel idea is perfect for my 1911.

It has an excellent fit into the mainspring cap, and will help hold the cap while the bushing is rotated into place.

Thanks for a first class suggestion.  Re-assembly is good.  Life is good.

Bill

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Re: Which is Open end of a recoil spring?
« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2006, 10:59:32 PM »
Bill,
You are most welcome; it certainly took my clumsy thumb
out of the picture. Thanks for the feedback.