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    These guys do quality springs, they sell kits and they are very helpful. You might ask them.

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    I would simply replace all the springs, and install a shock buffer.
    Shock buffers are supposed to cushion the impact of the slide against the frame, probably they are of no use if the gun is sprung properly, BUT at least they show you when your recoil spring is getting weaker and need replacing.
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    Anything with a FLGR is fluff, if JMB didn't put it on the 1911 you don't need it.
    If you are going to collect, don't be 'drawn' to an example that is not original, nor correct. Instant gratification is more expensive than a good education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colt45acp View Post
    probably they are of no use if the gun is sprung properly
    That's right, I have one in mine and it's been as new for years.
    Regards, Jim

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    Very solid pistols. I have a MARINA DE GUERRA from the mid 1950's in absolutely mint condition all matching. I think it will please my great grand children when they come along. Unless something is broken standard 230g ball will do.

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    Original Colt M1911s prior to sometime in the 1920's did NOT have Hardened Frames or Slides - and can wear out or crack much more quickly than guns after, I think, 1924 (anyone know when hardening of the major parts started and when ALL Areas were hardened?) If it is an M1911 real Colt, I would check on this before I shot it much.

    It's your gun, but I would not "shoot the hell" out of ANY old classic piece of firearms history - I have newer Colt 1911s to do that with - and they have no collector value!

    Do replace the recoil and firing pin spring with new, standard Colt spec springs. Shock Buffers will prevent metal to metal contact, although they reduce slide travel. If you have new springs and only shoot GI Ball or less, they should not really be needed, at all. Do NOT Carry a 1911 with Shock Buffs installed for defense, ONLY use them at the range, take them out before Leaving the Range, if a use/carry gun. They get chewed up over time, and pieces of rubber can come adrift and bind things up. CC
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    Two year old thread. OP hasn't been on since 2017 so you'll need to shout louder..."Col"
    Regards, Jim

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    I need to watch dates more, I guess - hopefully someone will get some good from the info.....
    Thanks for bringing to my attention!
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    Guns that old don't have to be babied just because the're old. I would replace the springs with standard new ones as they do deteriorate over time. I would also shoot standard factory ammo.

    I would also check the accuracy at 10m with a paper target and real careful consistent grip and aiming. From what you say the gun is more than accurate enough. Don't expect the rifling in the barrel to be the same as a rifle, even in in new 1911 the rifling looks shallow. The proof is in the group you produce on the target. And not just one group either, fire about ten and check the average.

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