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jhertzler
04-16-2012, 08:31
I took down my Desert Eagle 1911 for the first time the other day. (Love this gun. Shot flawlessly. Super trigger!!) I didn't notice which way the recoil spring should go on the rod. There is a tightly bound end on one end of the spring, and a looser open end on the other end. I now have the tight coil placed into the buffer cap and the other end on the rearward end of the guide rod. Is this right or do I have it backwards? Thanks! Joe

faawrenchbndr
04-16-2012, 10:06
Really doesn't matter which way it's installed. However, I place the
tight end over the spring guide and the loose in the cop.

ca survivor
04-16-2012, 13:38
it does matter which way it's installed, place the tight end over the spring
guide and the loose end in the recoil spring plug.

jhertzler
04-16-2012, 16:14
it does matter which way it's installed, place the tight end over the spring
guide and the loose end in the recoil spring plug.

Thanks a bunch. Joe

bac1023
04-16-2012, 17:51
Glad you like it.

I also think the trigger is awesome.

Ruggles
04-16-2012, 18:02
That is one of the 1911s on my short list :)

I have the hankering for a Desert Eagle now as well. Big gun show May 5th & 6th so we will see :)