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FireForged
02-04-2011, 01:25
I am interested in a "good" flat main spring housing for my Springfield Mil spec. Its purely a grip issue but if I am going to mess with it, I would like to at least replace the part with something better than oem. Can you suggest a good MSH and should I change anything else while messing with this specific area of the pistol ie.. spring or other associated stuff in the housing.

samuse
02-04-2011, 02:34
Any of the common name brands would be good. The MSH doesn't do much...

The_Drizzle
02-04-2011, 04:40
I replaced the MSH on my GI with one from Smith and Alexander (http://www.smithandalexander.com/spr-housing.html). Matched the park finish almost perfectly. Also the quality and fit are great.

Also I am pretty sure you will have to get a new mainspring, cap, retainer pin, and cap pin.

R0CKETMAN
02-04-2011, 05:12
Ed Brown and you can swap all items from your AMSH.

youngAR
02-04-2011, 11:01
Wilson Combat and Mars Armament makes nice mainspring housings.

Hokie1911
02-04-2011, 11:03
Go with Kimber. It's nice and lightweight. :whistling:

MD357
02-04-2011, 11:06
Go with Kimber. It's nice and lightweight. :whistling:

Kimber hater.

faawrenchbndr
02-04-2011, 11:41
My GI Springfield is getting a Smith & Alexander 20 lpi flat MSH

Hokie1911
02-04-2011, 12:16
Kimber hater.

Well, everyone has been "discussing" how no one uses Kimber small parts....

:tongueout:

GeorgiaRedfish
02-04-2011, 12:28
Well, everyone has been "discussing" how no one uses Kimber small parts....

:tongueout:
The Kimber polymer is top quality. Despite all the threads I've read about them cracking. Those people were just liars and haters

Nickpisp
02-04-2011, 12:49
The Kimber polymer is top quality. Despite all the threads I've read about them cracking. Those people were just liars and haters

Unverified.

GeorgiaRedfish
02-04-2011, 12:50
Unverified.
D*** you caught me

Hokie1911
02-04-2011, 12:50
Unverified.

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

That's your new word. That's great.....hater.

gocubs6
02-04-2011, 18:03
I just swapped the MSH on my Mil Spec w/ a flat Springfield Mil Spec and I like it much more than the arched MSH. I actually posted on the WTB section of the 1911 forum that I was looking for a Springfield flat MSH. I kid you not that a very nice gentlemen sent me a Springfield parked serrated MSH w/ the internals for free. I couldn't believe it and I plan to pay it forward someday too.

Nakanokalronin
02-04-2011, 18:29
If you change the MSH you will need to change the internals as well to standard parts because of the ILS system. A new spring cap, retainer pin and 23lb mainspring is needed. The bottom wedge shaped pin can be re-used from the original. The stock Springfield MSHs have a hole for a retaining pin but niether my Mil-Spec nor my Loaded had one in it.

Springfield on the left, normal on the right.
http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-11/892154/HNONC-538371023-IMG_1165.JPG

ETA: They may look the same length when put together but the top cup type pin on the Springfield is deeper than standard which makes the overall length shorter.

cdunn
02-04-2011, 19:18
I am interested in a "good" flat main spring housing for my Springfield Mil spec. Its purely a grip issue but if I am going to mess with it, I would like to at least replace the part with something better than oem. Can you suggest a good MSH and should I change anything else while messing with this specific area of the pistol ie.. spring or other associated stuff in the housing.

I think I have 2 Baer flat serrated mainspring housings,new, that I can't seem to get rid of. pay for the shipping and its yours once I find it.I'll look and make sure tomarrow.let me know

rsxr22
02-04-2011, 19:52
Unverified.

Verified at my shop:tongueout:

MajorD
02-05-2011, 09:42
make note it is not always a drop in part I tried to replace the flat with an arched on my les baer but after replacement the hammer would not fully cock- just to let you know any part replacement on any 1911 is going to be a crap shoot as far as fit and function

myanof
02-06-2011, 15:34
http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz316/myanof/DSCN0886.jpg

Quack
02-06-2011, 16:04
why would anyone want a flat MSH, when the palm of the hand is curved? :whistling:

Nickpisp
02-06-2011, 16:06
why would anyone want a flat MSH, when the palm of the hand is curved? :whistling:


That's almost as retarded as flat triggers. :rofl:

Quack
02-06-2011, 16:11
flat triggers make sense since the 1911 trigger pull is straight back :tongueout:

GeorgiaRedfish
02-06-2011, 16:36
JMB's first 1911 was long triggers and flat mainspring housing thats why! (at least that is what i've read take that with a grain of salt, I could be wrong)

GeorgiaRedfish
02-06-2011, 16:39
I think I have 2 Baer flat serrated mainspring housings,new, that I can't seem to get rid of. pay for the shipping and its yours once I find it.I'll look and make sure tomarrow.let me know
Heck if you got two I'll take one :supergrin:

Nickpisp
02-06-2011, 16:41
flat triggers make sense since the 1911 trigger pull is straight back :tongueout:

My finger is curved so my trigger is curved. :tongueout:

samuse
02-06-2011, 20:57
make note it is not always a drop in part I tried to replace the flat with an arched on my les baer but after replacement the hammer would not fully cock- just to let you know any part replacement on any 1911 is going to be a crap shoot as far as fit and function

The ways on Baer's frames are shorter than normal, mainspring housings rarely drop in and usually require quite a bit of fitting. Another annoying Les Baer feature.