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Thread: Need a replacement recoil spring for a Charles Daly mid-size 1911

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    Need a replacement recoil spring for a Charles Daly mid-size 1911

    Good afternoon,

    A friend of mine recently picked up a used Charles Daly mid size 1911, and it's having problems feeding. I believe the recoil spring needs to be replaced. I see that Numrich has the original springs in stock, but I am reluctant to purchase an original spring due to quality concerns. Can anyone suggest a specific spring from a quality manufacturer that will serve as a replacement? Wolff, Wilson Combat, etc. I don't know the exact length or weight needed, which is why I am posting here.

    Thanks,
    James

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    What is a mid size Charles Daly?
    Barrel length?
    Configuration bushing vs bull?

    Problems feeding what bullet type?

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    4 inch barrel, bull. He's been shooting Winchester 230 grain ball ammo, and some Blazer.

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    The Wolff replacement for the Kimber Compact might work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcook119 View Post
    4 inch barrel, bull. He's been shooting Winchester 230 grain ball ammo, and some Blazer.
    Are you certain it's a 4-inch, and not a 4-1/4-inch? I know that doesn't seem like a big difference, but for choosing the recoil spring in a 1911 it does matter. Please reconfirm.
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    Yes, the barrel is 4 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcook119 View Post
    Yes, the barrel is 4 inches.
    Wolff #49022 or #32725

    According to Wolff, a 4" 1911 uses the same spring as an Officers ACP. Standard rate is 22 pound for .45 ACP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkmoon View Post
    Wolff #49022 or #32725

    According to Wolff, a 4" 1911 uses the same spring as an Officers ACP. Standard rate is 22 pound for .45 ACP.
    I would recommend going with the #32725 as Wolff says it cures many feed issues in 4 inch barrel 1911's.
    "Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you." --Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

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    Agree. Using a 3.5" OACP spring in a 4" Compact is not very effective.
    The question is, is the Daly a close enough copy of American guns like Kimber for the Kimber 327325 spring to fit?

    The REAL cure for the chronically undersprung 4" gun is a flatwire conversion. Again, we don't know if the available EGW, ISMI, and Wilson parts will fit a Daly.

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    Charles Daly 1911 models used to be made by Armscor, the manufacturer of RIAs. I have a CD Officer model and its 100% compatible with standard Officer model parts..

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