1911 problems

Discussion in 'Gun Building, Modifications & Repairs' started by Devgru98, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Devgru98

    Devgru98 New Member Supporting Member

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    Hey guys,
    I wondered if I could get some help with my 1911 it shoots fine for like 5-6 shots and then there's just no recoil what so ever, it seems like it needs more power to pull the slide back, as it barely loads a bb.. Any help?
     
  2. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Green Gas or Propane?

    How full is your supply tank? An almost empty tank will not load a full magazine worth of gas due to the low pressure in the can.
     

  3. Devgru98

    Devgru98 New Member Supporting Member

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    Brand new tank of propane. It's almost 2 years old would it just be worn out? I was going to buy a new one soon anyway.
     
  4. Sparky_D

    Sparky_D Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Check your fill valve for crud or blockage.

    I had one Hi Capa mag that was giving me the same symptoms. Turns out the spring inside the fill valve was gummed up with rust and crud (from where, I have NO idea).

    I rebuilt the valve using parts from spare valves in my parts drawers and it worked great.
     
  5. Devgru98

    Devgru98 New Member Supporting Member

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    Thank you SO much man! Between this and a maintaining your GBB video from airsoft GI I fixed it! :D