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4th March 2005, 17:53
Just purchased a new Colt Combat Commander - today. Got it home to clean it up and lube it for the range tomorrow. Something I overlooked at the gun shop: the trigger rattles! It moves about 1/8" in and out. After searching the Forum and looking at trigger problems I think it might be the sear spring. Just for the heck of it I worked on adjusting the overtravel screw but that had no effect at all. I'll take it back into the dealer tomorrow morning but this sure puts a damper on my enthusiasm and my first Colt purchase. Any ideas :confused:
4th March 2005, 18:03
Before doing that, take a look at the www.m1911.org (http://www.m1911.org) (Tech issues). There is a great article about buying a used 1911. Check everything out on your Commander and see if something else is incorrect.
It does sound like the sear spring, but if you disassemble the gun, the dealer could say that you messed things up with home gunsmithing.
4th March 2005, 19:33
Thanks stumbler. The gun was not used - brand new - about 7 hours old. These guys are a great gun shop. I'll see what they say in the morning. I'm hoping I don't have to send a brand new gun back to Colt. Something I have not had to do with my Kimbers, Beretta, Glock or Para with a bunch of rounds down range in each.
4th March 2005, 19:50
I know you say the gun is new, but which series of Combat Commander is it? A little vertical movement on pre and Series 70/ MkIV triggers is normal. Is the movement completely unrestricted (free) movement back & forth? A very small amount of back & forth play is normal also, but you should feel a slight tension?
The over-travel screw is intended to limit the length of trigger pull after engagement. In the event it's a Series 80, check out Tuner's sticky post/ thread.
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