OT: Outside Diameter of a Colt 1911 Recoil Spring?

Does anyone know the Outside Diameter of a Colt 1911 Recoil Spring?
Thanks in advance for any help,
JW

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since no one has responded, let me offer that the spring on my Star .45 "commander" is .44". but that would not be a useful figure for the exact measurment of a 1911A1, if there is such a thing. --Loren
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Hi James,
About 30 years ago I used to fire one of those things in the military. I don't know the dimension you seek, but maybe hit on or call one of these sources below. I doubt you could get in touch with the armory at the Seabee base in Gulfport, Mississippi, but if you could, those guys would know.
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OT: Outside Diameter of a Colt 1911 Recoil Spring? Group: rec.crafts.metalworking Date: Wed, Aug 20, 2003, 1:00pm From: snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (JamesWilliams) Does anyone know the Outside Diameter of a Colt 1911 Recoil Spring? Thanks in advance for any help, JW
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On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 23:54:27 GMT, "Brett"

My stock outer spring is .437. The inner..never mind, you probably dont have one.
Gunner
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I have a copy of the Army drawing for the spring, (5013200) it states a OD of coil as "0.430 +/- .005", it also states "hole dia into which spring fits freely .448 min", dia of wire is ".043". Load is given at two points, compressed to 3.72 inches load is 8.00lbs +/- 0.50lb, compressed to 1.81 inches load is 13.55lb +/- 0.60lb. Interesting, as it conflicts with the general wisdom of a "16 lb" spring as being standard. Spring rate is given as "2.88 lb/in ref". Steve
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