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I have a 40s colt 1911a1 w/ 5 inch barrel. I want to purchase a new recoil spring. Was thinking about a Wolfe brand or something else don't know what to get. Also I understand springs due to being a mechanic, an engines valve spring needs a measured weight at a measured length so do you really have to trim 1911 springs as people suggest? Gun is 1911 colt slide on Essex frame
 

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Sweet! Heard great things about brownells. I was looking for a 16 or 16.5 lb spring. I will check that out
 

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Wow family owned gun store 2 miles from where I live they have a #16 wolff spring for 8.99$! Perfect deal lower than online and no shipping. I love supporting mom and pop buisnesses
 

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Installed on 1911 and wow its like a new gun!! really happy about it.

Tell me why do some owners cut down their 1911 spring to length?
 

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Thank you. Sorry this is the mechanic in me coming out but as far as springs go springs have a measured resistance at a measured length. why cut the spring? it may not stay in battery or be reliable
 

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I enherited the 1911a1 from my great uncle. It's around a 40's era handgun. My great uncle shot pistols in shooting compotetions before a handgun was viewed as anything but a killing machine. I recall now that this 1911 was the one he had set up to shoot low power semi wad cutter 45 acp. That explains the lighter recoil spring for low power target ammo. I don't reload 45 acp mostly 44 magnum due to cost. I have a close friend that reloaded for me but the ammunition would cause failure to feed. This 1911 likes ammo with a tight factory crimp. Even the lowest quality factory loaded brass ammo is alright in it.
 
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