Springfield 1911 question

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Skip, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Skip

    Skip TGT Addict

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    This is a question from the watch forum I go to. Thought maybe I could find an answer from here for him.

    "I have a quick question maybe someone can help me with. My brother just got a new springfield 1911 and it has the lock in the back strap. He locked it and it now will not unlock. Is there a trick on how to unlock this problem? I have played with it and cant get it. It moves and then gets blocked and is solid. Thanks"

    Thanks if you can help.
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  2. Bullseye Shooter

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    I have a Springfield as well. The owner's manual says to "insert the key and turn counter-clockwise until the holes are vertical or stacked". If you want I can scan the page and send it to you via email or something.

    I removed the mainspring housing from mine and replaced it with a regular mainspring housing so the Integral Locking System is history.
     
  3. Skip

    Skip TGT Addict

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    Thanks, I will post this over there and see if it helps.
     
  4. Texas Bulldog

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    I did the same... ditched the MSH with a normal one.

    JOe
     
  5. Skip

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    Thanks JOe, I'll pass along any advice or suggestions here.
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  6. Shorts

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    Uhggg, ILS.

    Yup, just insert the little key and get the holes rotated vertical. BTW, don't lose the key if you lock it :lolz:
     
  7. thorkyl

    thorkyl Active Member

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    unlock it and throw the key in the safe with the rest of them
     
  8. kfog

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    unlock it, and ditch the ILS mainspring housing and get a new one.
     
  9. Army 1911

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    Note that the internals of the idiot locking system MSH are not interchangable with the standard MSHs. Therefore you will need to get new internals if you change the MSH to a standard one. The 1911forum.com sight has good tutorials on this.
     
  10. nobodylies2.45

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    Go Ed Brown theirs main springs slip right in with springers!
     

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