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16th September 2004, 16:04
I recieved my first 1911 last week as a hammy down from a family member. From the exterior it looks very nice, the slide is still in mint condition. but after learning how to field strip most of the internal parts are very tarnished and rusted. Im looking forward into replacing the hammer and trigger with something more modern from wilson combat. And would like to read some reviews from more expierenced 1911 owners about barrels. Also Im going to need a good online spot to buy all the replacement parts. When my 1911 is up to par im planning on storing all my other 9mms and using this as my primary home defense gun.
16th September 2004, 18:16
Welcome aboard kid! I suggest looking at Brownell's web site for all your parts. They have everything you need.........or don't need.
As for barrels.........I've used Kart, Wilson & Brown drop-in style barrels. All are good and didn't seem to require a whole lot of fitting, but each gun is different. Just make sure you get one that fits a Gold Cup, as the hood of the barrel at the chamber is a different width then that of regular Colts/1911's. Gold Cup's and Series 80 Enhanced Colts run a narrow hood, where other have a wide hood.
16th September 2004, 18:43
Thanks for replying.
Also was wondering if there was a difference in trigger, hammer and internal parts.
16th September 2004, 23:11
Some Gold Cups run a sear with a anti-bounce spring on it. If you're going to replace the sear anyway, you can replace it with whatever you want. Most 1911 parts are interchangable. As your ordering from Brownell's, if you have a question on a part, they will switch you to a tech guy to get your question answered, then back to the order person to continue on with your order.
Or choose your parts and let me know what you've chosen and I'll look over your list before you buy and let you know of any problems you may encounter......
17th September 2004, 20:31
Most (all?) Gold Cups have wider triggers than standard 1911-style pistols. The upside is that the trigger pull can seem lighter as a result. The downside is that it limits your choices of aftermarket triggers. Also, if you call Colt and give them your serial number, they can tell you when it was made.
17th September 2004, 22:39
Or give me the serial number, and I'll tell ya. Just need the first 5 numbers if its got a long number.
18th September 2004, 16:32
Thanks for the help. I have a day off today so ill be on brownells browsing for parts. As for the serial number it is a 5 digit number with -NM at the end.
18th September 2004, 21:19
Then give me the first 3
18th September 2004, 21:43
I just installed a King's trigger in my Gold Cup. The top and bottom of the trigger needed a little grinding, but it was straight forward and nothing that you couldn't accomplish with a Dremel tool and some fine grit sand paper. The trigger I installed was Gold anodized and really sets off the bluing of the pistol. It really came out nice.
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