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Thread: my AO 1911 wont drop the hammer

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    my AO 1911 wont drop the hammer

    I bought a Trump AO and few months ago. Since then i have been doing some try firing. The trigger was nice from the factory .Now it wont drop the hammer like if I was firing it. I have had the beaver tail out when i was wanting to install a ambi safety,I decided to keep the stock safety. I didn't alter or bend anything that i know of. Does anyone have any thought on what might have happened?? any help would would be appreciated
    Thanks Barry

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    I started to think about maybe the set screw in the trigger might have something with it not letting the trigger move enough. Bam made a few turns and it's back to normal. Should the adjustment screw move on its own??
    Thanks Barry

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    No, the overtravel set screw on the trigger should (must) not move on its own. If it does, either remove and discard it or replace with a self-locking set screw (one with a little nylon plug in its side).
    When you can measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind. [Lord Kelvin]

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    Thanks niemi,I thought the same.where would I get a nylon one?
    Thanks Barry

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    Put purple Loctite (#222) on the set screw.
    Hawkmoon
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    When I had cause to think my overtravel screw was causing some issues (gun with Series-80 style firing pin safety) I solved the problem by placing the screw in a ziplock baggie.

    Interestingly, the screw had remnants of glue on it (not sure what color) so I don't know how/why it moved, I certainly hadn't messed with it before, but removing it solved my problem. I'm not a good enough shooter to be hampered by overtravel anyway.
    Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
    M. Setter

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    I had the same problem with my Auto Ordnance. Mine did not have an overtravel screw. It took a trip to the gunsmith to get that made right. That was the first of numerous trips to the gunsmith for problem after problem. I solved the problem by selling the pistol, having realized that it just wasn't a quality firearm. I hope you fare better with yours than I did with mine.
    i sold all my handguns. . . . . . . . . . except for the 1911 style pistols in .45 ACP.

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    The AOs being made over the last few years are far superior to the early ones like I had back in the mid-80’s.
    "Sights are for the unenlightened."

    Rick

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