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Thread: Common tuneup items

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    Common tuneup items

    I have found a few things that all the RIA pistols I've worked on seem to need. I'd like to know if others have found the same problems.

    1. The sear spring is junk. I replace with a Colt spring.
    2. The mag catch is rough both inside and outside. A little attention with 320 grit paper is the fix.
    3. The mag catch spring is too stiff. I replace with an Ed Brown reduced power spring.

    Those are the things I find need to be attended to in order to make the gun user friendly. Polishing the internals judiciously is something I hold off on until the owner has put a hundred or more rounds thru the gun. What have you guys found?
    Cocked & Locked since 1911

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    I have not found it common to need these items. Once in a while, possibly, but not as a rule.

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    I have two RIA FS GI's in .45 Automatic. I have replaced the recoil springs and firing pin springs with Wolff products. I've never had any problems with either of these pistols and have no issues with the parts you mentioned.
    "Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you." --Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

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