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AUTOMATIC PISTOL, CAL..45, M1911 AND M1911A1 g. To remove the mainspring, mainspring cap, and housing pin retainer from the mainspring housing, compress the mainspring and push out the small mainspring cap pin. h. To remove the magazine catch from the receiver, its checkered left end must be pressed inward, when the right end of the magazine catch will project so far from the right side of the receiver that it may be rotated one-half turn. This movement will release the magazine-catch lock from its seat in the receiver, when the magazine catch, the magazine catch lock, and the magazine catch spring may be removed. i. With the improved design of magazine catch lock the operation of dismounting the magazine catch is simplified. When the magazine catch has been pressed inward the maga- zine catch lock is turned a quarter turn to the left by means of a screw driver, or the short leaf of the sear spring. The magazine catch with its contents can then be removed. The improved design will be recognized from the fact that the head of the magazine catch lock is slotted. j. The trigger can then be removed rearward from the receiver. k. The hammer strut or the long arm of the screw driver can be used to push out all the pins except the mainspring cap pin, lanyard loop pin, and ejector pin. l. The slide stop plunger, the safety lock plunger, and the plunger spring may be pushed to the rear out of the plunger tube. m. The magazine should not be disassembled except for cleaning or to replace the magazine follower or magazine spring. To disassemble proceed as follows: Push the mag- azine follower downward 8bout one-fourth inch; this com- presses the magazine spring. Insert the end of a drift through one of the small holes in the side of the magazine to hold the magazine spring, then slide out the magazine follower. Hold hand over end of the magazine before re- moving drift from hole to prevent magazine spring from Jumping away. 4. Assembling.—a. Proceed in the reverse order. b. It should be noted that the disconnector and sear are assembled as follows: Place the cylindrical part of the dis

M1911 Manual - Page 13

M1911 Manual - Page 13

 


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