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    Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    Just wondering if anyone replaced their guide rod and reverse plug. Add if so what did you replace them with?

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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    I don't have an Amigo, but seems I've seen some chatter on that subject awhile back. You might browse thru the threads here, or someone may be along that has done it.

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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    If it works why replace ? That I think pretty much like the Colt system Both my Colt officers still as come from box years ago. I don't change something that works. Just to change.

    I did change my recoil spring in my KelTec 380 be cause I didn't like brass landing on top my house. So I went with a stronger spring and it now stays in low orbit.
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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    I agree with that about not replacing anything that works. However if did have to replace my original spring because the slide would not function. The spring I got I had to cut 2 coils out to make it fit it that OK to do?

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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    How does it work with the new spring?

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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    So far seems great. The end of the spring was tapered and it would not fit unless I cut it. I'm just not sure if it's safe to do and I cut it before it checked anywhere. Oops

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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    I guess just be on the lookout for unusual wear of the reverse plug & slide where it fits. If none, sounds like you are good to go.

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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    So why is it tapered at one end? The original spring is not tapered but this is what they claim is the replacement spring

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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    Who did you get it from? Many recoil springs are smaller at one end, with the small end going toward the breech.

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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    It was a Wolff spring

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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    Quote Originally Posted by dal22ses View Post
    So why is it tapered at one end? The original spring is not tapered but this is what they claim is the replacement spring
    What was this spring suppose to fit. Wolff doesn't make any springs I know of for Metro Arms or American Classic type 1911's . That spring could be for something else and they say it will work. That doesn't mean it will.
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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    They claimed it would fit any 1911 officers size

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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    Quote Originally Posted by dal22ses View Post
    They claimed it would fit any 1911 officers size
    Their your answer. They told me on 2 occasion's they would never make springs for the Bersa. Reason They don't make springs for cheap pistols.. Look at their list of firearms. I see cheap pistols .
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    Re: Anyone replace the guide rod and reverse plug

    Wolff makes 2 different diameter springs for the offices and other full guide rod versions. Read the literature. Proper one for our .330" guide rod is
    http://www.gunsprings.com/Semi-Auto%...ID1/mID1/dID69

    the 22 lb replacement is 49022 use the 49xxx series springs unless you have the older .025 guide rod . Then welcome to my world! I bought the new .330" guide rod and opened up the bushing hole to .338" clearance no more problems. Big problem on this little gun is the barrel bushing and they ARE expensive. They are soft! and the lugs deform. When mine finally goes T-up I will make them replace it and I will use some Casinite on it to harden the lugs and see how that works. Slides soft inside too and contributes to the problem.

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