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    Default Firing Pin Plunger Essential?

    Hi,
    I recently purchased a near new s/hand 1911A1 Auto Ordinance .45acp and the firing pin plunger and spring was removed from the slide and the plunger lever is still installed in the frame.
    Should I buy a plunger lever spacer
    from Brownells

    to replace the lever with the same thickness spacer before I use the Gun or just use it with the standard plunger lever without replacing the firing pin plunger and spring?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SkippyDP View Post
    Hi,
    I recently purchased a near new s/hand 1911A1 Auto Ordinance .45acp and the firing pin plunger and spring was removed from the slide and the plunger lever is still installed in the frame.
    Should I buy a plunger lever spacer
    from Brownells

    to replace the lever with the same thickness spacer before I use the Gun or just use it with the standard plunger lever without replacing the firing pin plunger and spring?


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    You can use it as is or install the spacer.
    The spacer is, IMO, a cleaner look than leaving the two levers in place. I found the spacer makes reassembly a touch easier as well.

    Though I have tried the spacer in some of my pistols, I now feel no need to remove the firing pin safety from my 1911 style pistols that have it, so I'd probably put a plunger and spring back in the slide if it were mine.

    Regards,
    Greg
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    Quote Originally Posted by gb6491 View Post
    You can use it as is or install the spacer.
    The spacer is, IMO, a cleaner look than leaving the two levers in place. I found the spacer makes reassembly a touch easier as well.

    Though I have tried the spacer in some of my pistols, I now feel no need to remove the firing pin safety from my 1911 style pistols that have it, so I'd probably put a plunger and spring back in the slide if it were mine.

    Regards,
    Greg
    Thanks Greg, I appreciate your feedback and advice.

    Kind regards,
    SkippyDP


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