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#1 morke

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:29 PM

Thanks to the kind folks on this board I've got lots of info and the parts needed to convert my 21 Colt into a shooter using 1928 parts.  The spring I received came in a bag marked new old stock (although I bought it as used) but the ends of the spring were bend inward on both ends.  The spring is the right length, # of coils etc. for a new spring but it won't fit over the pilot stem unless I unbend the end, or force it and scratch the stem.  Anyone know why the spring is like this (see pic)?  The provider has offered to replace it but looks like a simple fix.

 

Also, I believe I was told or read I should replace the original ejector due to it's rarity -- any comment?

 

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#2 gijive

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:36 PM

Thanks to the kind folks on this board I've got lots of info and the parts needed to convert my 21 Colt into a shooter using 1928 parts.  The spring I received came in a bag marked new old stock (although I bought it as used) but the ends of the spring were bend inward on both ends.  The spring is the right length, # of coils etc. for a new spring but it won't fit over the pilot stem unless I unbend the end, or force it and scratch the stem.  Anyone know why the spring is like this (see pic)?  The provider has offered to replace it but looks like a simple fix.

 

Also, I believe I was told or read I should replace the original ejector due to it's rarity -- any comment?

 

K

Can you send a picture? Are you sure you ordered a 1921 Model spring or is it a 1928 Model Spring?  I don't know if it is necessary to replace the ejector, I have never seen one break.


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#3 morke

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:41 PM

Posted the pic above, and yes, it's a 1928 per the drawing below.  It's all correct as is the pilot, buffer and bolt.  Just curious about the spring ends.

 

http://www.nfatoys.c...pdf/5153024.pdf


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Posted 14 January 2020 - 03:06 PM

Posted the pic above, and yes, it's a 1928 per the drawing below.  It's all correct as is the pilot, buffer and bolt.  Just curious about the spring ends.

 

http://www.nfatoys.c...pdf/5153024.pdf

morke,

 

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From your picture it appears to be a 1921 Model spring.  The spec sheet you reference is dated 1941 and is for a 1928A1, which would be a 1928 Model spring,  I'm not sure if you are trying to shoot it as a 1928 Model or a 1921 Model.  What type of replacement actuator did you purchase?  The 1928 Model pilot and buffer are completely different from the 1921 type in your 1921 Colt.

 

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:03 PM

Thanks to all who have provided info, parts, and opinions.  Good to meet some nice, helpful people.  I will post more when I get the gun to shooting, as in "achieving very low odds of degrading," condition!  Hard to own something historically significant yet resist the urge to operate it!


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 08:19 AM

I have recoil springs for your 28 setup. Send me a PM or see SPRINGS.


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:54 AM

Thanks to all who have provided info, parts, and opinions.  Good to meet some nice, helpful people.  I will post more when I get the gun to shooting, as in "achieving very low odds of degrading," condition!  Hard to own something historically significant yet resist the urge to operate it!

Keith,

 

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