Repair guides for the 1911 Firearm

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The hammer follows the Slide forward when fireing

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Follow along with this teardown and look for missing parts, loose pins, broken pieces, etc.

I'm not sure how the pistol will shoot with you're described problem, but look thru this and see if you can find something. Good luck.

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This can be caused by several different things, ranging from damage to the sear or hammer spur to worn leaf spring to a bad trigger job. If you could provide more info I could help more.

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Hi Darrel,

Follow down is most likely caused by negative sear engagement and/or not enough sear engagement. I recommend taking it to a trusted gunsmith to have it fixed. Shameless plug, I am a gunsmith at J&G Gunsmithing, so you can contact us about sending it in for repair. Let me know if I can be of more help.

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