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1911 Spring Problem!

Discussion in 'Technical' started by TheArmedBear, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. TheArmedBear

    TheArmedBear BearCurious!

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    My Gletcher CLT 1911 has a problem..it somehow chewed the spring up that helps work the blowback (excuse my inability to name it properly!) Is it possible to get a replacement spring? I think I can straighten the bar it sits on but that spring is mashed... Any DIY tips to fix welcomed.... IMG_20190829_012936493~2.jpg IMG_20190829_013023400.jpg
     
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    If i'm not mistaken, thats the return spring from inside the blowback unit that moves the chamber back to the rearward position (black bit at the rear of the slide).

    You might have some luck contacting Umarex in the UK, they do the same gun as the Colt M45 CQB, which uses the same mag and internals. They may be able to source one for you
     
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    Yes! That is the one.... Ok, thanks... I will try that.. I wonder if it is possible to get a similar size spring from some kinda 'springs are us' shop? I have a feeling that umarex or similar will charge me plenty for their 'special' products!
     
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    I've no idea of the size, but if you head onto the Umarex Boys Club forum, they might be able to point you in the right direction ;)
     
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    Chambers, John Knibbs and Enfield sports all stock a range of springs for the Umarex 1911. As most of these pistols are badge engineered, I can't see there being much difference between a umarex and your Gletcher.

    Look at the exploded diagram on the Chambers site, that will give you an idea.


    As to getting parts from Umarex, you have more chance getting to the moon sat on a bonfire night rocket, than you will have getting any joy off them
     
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    That's the loading nozzle return spring.
    The gun is made by KWC and just rebadged etc.

    Part S02 on here......but they only sell the complete assembly. It says out of stock, but they're not good at keeping the site updated.

    http://www.skyproairsoft.com/prod_detail.php?item_id=296
     
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    Thanks for that mate!...
     
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    Update on this... Eventually the parts were in stock & sent very quickly, arrived today... & with a bit of fiddling to repair ware & tear from the use that had buckled the spring in the first place.... It's now back together & seems to be working smoothly! ....now to tackle my P08, which is currently in pieces!
    IMG_20191017_201608399~2.jpg
     
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    Andy_J co2 Replica Airgun collector

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    How did you get that little spring and guide back into the blowback unit? I am having difficulty doing it.

    Cheers
     
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    I found a full strip video to help me..... This one.... a good, very thorough strip!....




    It is a little tricky... my fingers feel a bit like sausages!... but I'm chuffed it came together!
    Still working well since... (touch wood!) ... I used a little pair of tweezers to poke the thing in as the unit slotted back into the slide.....
    My piston head had warped so that it was getting stuck (like where he flicks it to test the blowback spring is working properly) so I had to shave the rim off it a little too!

    Good luck :)
     
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    Andy_J co2 Replica Airgun collector

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    Thanks Bud. :up:
     
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