I have a 1927-A1. All of the IPB's (Illustrated Parts Breakdown) that I have don't adequately show how to remove/replace the mag catch & spring. Anyone with guidance? Thanks in advance.
Removal/replacement mag catch & spring
Posted 08 October 2019 - 09:54 PM
Posted 08 October 2019 - 09:57 PM
Posted 08 October 2019 - 09:59 PM
Posted 09 October 2019 - 04:07 PM
IIRC, there's at least one video on YouTube showing how it's done. And if you wanted to spend the money, the AGI DVD shows how, as well as many other things.
Best of luck. Be well.
Posted 21 October 2019 - 07:36 PM
Are GI mag catches identical to AO semi's mag catches? Will they even fit?
Posted 28 October 2019 - 02:38 PM
Ok, so after the range, upon cleaning, I decided to go ahead and replace the mag catch spring. It was a lot easier than I expected. I first removed the safety lever, and then drifted out the pivot plate, one tap at a time on each shaft until the pivot plate was backed out enough to remove the mag catch. On removal, I had to use the screw effect of the spring to remove it from the big end of the Mag catch shaft. The new one slipped right on. The spring was "sprung" if you will, resulting in lighter spring tension on the mag catch. I'll have to wait 'til next range day to try it out on drum mags. There's no doubt in my military mind that it will make a huge difference. Previously, the mag catch would get knocked loose every 5-10 rounds, resulting in any variety of misfeeds, one resulting in a broken firing pin. After seeing the old spring, I can now see why. Many thanks to all the insight and advice provided here.