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Old 08-11-2019, 04:46 PM
WoodyWagon WoodyWagon is offline
 
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Default 1911 trigger pull weight?

Has anybody checked the trigger pull weight of their 1911s? Mine is about 8 lbs, maybe a little over, the scale on my trigger weight scale tops out at 8 lbs.
I have disassembled the gun completely and cleaned and lightly oiled everything; nothing feels like it is binding or rubbing where it shouldn’t be.
My Colt Government Model 70 is at 4.5 lbs., but the CMP 1911 is definitely 8 lbs.
I am not going to do anything about it, because although I have and intend to shoot it periodically, I will shoot the newer Colt more often.
Just curious what others are finding with their 1911’s.
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Old 08-11-2019, 04:55 PM
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5.4 lbs. on my service grade using my Lyman electronic gauge.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:43 PM
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5 lb 3.8 oz on my Lyman Electronic scale (average of 5 pulls). Colt frame, Remington Rand upper, M1911 made in 1918. Not bad, I'd say for a 101 year old gun!
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:44 AM
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From : TM 9-1005-211-34 Chapter 6... (http://www.90thidpg.us/Reference/Man...005-211-34.pdf)

o. Trigger Pull Test. Check the trigger pull using trigger pull measuring fixture (figs. 5 and 36) and in accordance with instructions indicated in (1) and (2) below:

(1) With the safety unlocked, rest the weight on the floor and hook the notched portion of the rod over the center portion of the trigger.

Note. Make certain the rod does not contact or rub any portion of the pistol and that rod and barrel are parallel. Empty magazine must be installed when checking trigger pull.

(2) Depress grip safety and carefully raise the weight from the floor.When using the 5 pound weight (minimum), the trigger should not release the hammer. When using the 6.5 pound weight (maximum),the trigger should release the hammer.

Thanks, Dion.

Does that mean that, if my CMP pistol doesn't meet the requirement, I can send it to the CMP Custom Shop for a free trigger job?
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:44 AM
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Thanks, Dion.

Does that mean that, if my CMP pistol doesn't meet the requirement, I can send it to the CMP Custom Shop for a free trigger job?
All depends if they're still usin' TM-9-1005-211-34 in the shop these days...

All ya can do is give 'em a jingle and bend an armorer's ear!!!

I'm sure he'll/she'll be muy sympatico to yer plight!!!

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