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Old 01-03-2015, 10:25 PM   #1
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1911 MSH & Magwell installation

A couple of us have recently purchased a main spring housing and magwell replacement and I watched this in depth video and thought it would be a good idea to pass it on to those who are thinking of changing the plastic one that comes with most Kimbers and replace it with a steel one...
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Ed Brown msh install

I just installed an Ed Brown snakeskin mainspring housing/magwell on my PC2 9mm and I couldn't be happier with the look or how easy it was to install.
When they say a "drop in" part, they mean it since I didn't need to file anything to fit.
I had never done one before and watched many videos on how to do it and it paid off and only took me 15 minutes to complete the switch.
I was worried that the grips wouldn't be long enough but as you see they fit great..
The first picture is the factory msh and the rest are the new..
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:43 PM   #3
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Nice work Jeff it really dresses up the gun.
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Good job, Jeff. I like it.
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Good job, Jeff. I like it.
Thanks for the video and all the help Gator...
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Looks really nice. Good job.
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Looks really nice. Good job.
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Thanks jms-stlou, now that I see how simple it is I want to do the same. Thanks for persuading me to spend money. lol
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Thanks jms-stlou, now that I see how simple it is I want to do the same. Thanks for persuading me to spend money. lol
It was much easier than you think...
Just make sure you get the hammer strut seated into the cup of the mainspring cap when you slide the msh up into the frame..
I rubber banded the grip safety to hold everything in place and held the gun upside down and the hammer strut lined up perfectly with the msh.
As for as the persuading...that's what we're all here for...
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