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Thread: Para Slim-Hawg Recoil Spring Assembly & Extractor

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    Para Slim-Hawg Recoil Spring Assembly & Extractor

    This is my 1st 1911 post! I’ve read for over ten (10) years, now I’ve decided to take the field & play

    I own a .45 ACP Para 1911 Slim-Hawg pistol & want to buy a couple of spare recoil spring assemblies & extractors.

    Where exactly might they be located now that Para USA has been absorbed by bankrupt Remington?

    https://nypost.com/2020/09/28/bankru...old-in-pieces/

    We may be left with few alternatives to source functional spare parts for the Slim-Hawg.

    May I use standard Officer Model/Defender firing pin springs for the Slim-Hawg?

    I tried to post photos of my Slim-Hawg that I took with my Apple iPhone 8 + but this site would not let me upload them...failed every time...I tried twice.

    Jason Charles Reichenbach, Esq.

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    Not sure what the slim hawg is.
    I have two 3" Paras. I used EGW spring assembly in both.
    You can also try Sarco & Wolfe for parts.

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    I have photos but I can’t seem to post them here.
    it’s a stainless 3” single stack 45ACP 1911.

    Jason Charles Reichenbach, Esq.

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    Can you send me the website address to the 3” 1911 recoil spring assembly item?

    Jason Charles Reichenbach, Esq.

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    We reviewed the Slim Hawg when it first came out, back in 2006: https://ezine.m1911.org//POslimhawg.htm

    As you can see in the photo showing the pistol detail stripped, the Slim Hawg uses one of those dual "encapsulated" spring recoil assemblies. Para didn't sell individual springs for it, they only sold the complete assembly. All Para parts were bought out by Sarco and Numrich, so those would be the places to check if you want OEM parts. The last time I checked, they didn't have them

    For the 3-inch Para models, Wolff Gunsprings doesn't list anything for recoil springs or recoil assemblies. Wolff does list replacement springs for the Colt Defender, which is also a 3-inch pistol. It may be possible to use the Colt springs in the para assembly -- I haven't tried it, so I won't say that it will work, only that it might work. https://www.gunsprings.com/COLT/DEFE...ID1/mID1/dID66

    Likewise, Wolff also lists recoil spring sets for the Kimber Ultra-Carry, which is also a 3-inch pistol. Same as the Colt springs -- they might work in the para assembly, but I don't know. https://www.gunsprings.com/KIMBER/Ul...1/mID32/dID414

    And then there's the EGW recoil kit: https://www.egwguns.com/3-1911-guide...8-40-stainless


    As to extractors-- the Slim Hawg unfortunately used Para's Power Xtractor, which was new when the Slim Hawg came out. The Power Xtractor was an interesting idea, but it didn't work out all that well in practice. Toward the end of Para USA, Para had given up on the Power Xtractor and was using a proprietary extractor made for them by EGW. The Power Xtractor used a larger extractor tunnel, so you can only use conventional 1911 extractors by fitting an adapter sleeve (which is available from EGW and from Brownells). EGW still sells their super extractor that replaces the Para Power Xtractor: https://www.egwguns.com/1911-egw-hd-...-with-pxt-hole
    Hawkmoon
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    In my .45 3", I used EGW #10509-SS.
    SS is stainless.
    Been happy with it. Also used the kit in the 9mm 3".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    In my .45 3", I used EGW #10509-SS.
    SS is stainless.
    Been happy with it. Also used the kit in the 9mm 3".
    10509-SS is for .45 ACP. 10508-SS is for 9mm and .38 Super.
    Hawkmoon
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