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Gerald
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Posted - April 24 2016 :  01:12:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
have internal parts that are proprietary, meaning just different enough that regular spec parts will not just drop in.

TimM
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Posted - April 24 2016 :  10:13:05 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Gerald,

I have not heard this, I can't comment on that part. I can tell you that most 1911 internal parts are not drop in.

Tim
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Jim Higginbotham
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Posted - April 24 2016 :  10:48:29 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I haven't tried to change any parts but they look pretty normal to me.

In fact I'm not even sure Ruger is making the internal parts? Sort of like their SR-556 - I've seen it written (but have not confirmed it myself) that there are only about 3 Ruger made parts in the gun. I'm pretty sure the upper receiver is not made by them since it has a pretty well known forge mark on it.

Jim

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TimM
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Posted - April 24 2016 :  11:17:31 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jim,

I've heard Caspian mentioned a few times. Whether they are manufacturing, or Ruger is manufacturing Caspian. I've heard both.

Tim
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Gerald
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Posted - April 24 2016 :  11:31:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
okay. I had had a Buddy with a ruger commander tell me he had been told the at standard 1911 parts wouldn't fit.
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JD
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Posted - April 25 2016 :  4:01:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Every standard good quality part that I have tried in my Ruger Commander has fit the same as in any other of my 1911's, which means some drop right in and some need a bit of fitting.... Same as with any other high quality 1911....

JD
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Jim Higginbotham
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Posted - April 25 2016 :  4:12:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well that aroused my curiosity enough that I got up off my seat (seems harder and harder each year) and grabbed one of my Ruger SR-1911s (I don't happen to have a commander version).

I detailed stripped it and tried all of the following G.I. parts :

Barrel-link-pin
Hammer and strut
Sear
Disconnector
Thumb Safety
Mainspring Housing
Grip safety
Sear ("three-leaf") spring

All fit and functioned just fine.

I did not remove the trigger or the magazine catch so not sure about those.

More importantly - when I put the original parts back in there weren't any left over

Jim H.

PS - I don't know who is making Ruger's thumb safety but I wish I did. Other than the G.I. safety on the original 1911 this one is about my favorite - I can work it left handed (using my trigger finger) better than I can any other design.

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Edited by - Jim Higginbotham on April 25 2016 4:14:30 PM
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garrettwc
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Posted - April 26 2016 :  8:58:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure who is making them either, but you can order them from Ruger. Part #64042 for the single sided version.

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Jim Higginbotham
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Posted - April 28 2016 :  10:03:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garrettwc

I'm not sure who is making them either, but you can order them from Ruger. Part #64042 for the single sided version.



Muchos Gracias

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