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KWC 1911 Barrel Spring

I have a KWC Colt 1911, and the spring that slides around the barrel needs replaced. It has been lost along with the barrel bushing. I found that the WE replacement barrel bushing will work perfectly after minor sanding. I now am having problems locating a replacement spring that will work for it. It is the spring that is located around the barrel, not the one on the guide rod. Anyone have any ideas as to where I may find one that will work?
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:17 PM
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I have a KWC Colt 1911, and the spring that slides around the barrel needs replaced. It has been lost along with the barrel bushing. I found that the WE replacement barrel bushing will work perfectly after minor sanding. I now am having problems locating a replacement spring that will work for it. It is the spring that is located around the barrel, not the one on the guide rod. Anyone have any ideas as to where I may find one that will work?
You will need to scavenge the part from another KWC gun. In the past ShortyUSA offered limited parts for KWC guns. Otherwise, KWC guns are largely meant to be disposable - when they break, toss them in your parts bin/garbage.

If you're looking for a serviceable 1911, look to KJW, WE, Marui as you are mot likely to find a steady reliable source of parts for the foreseeable future.

KWA's 1911s, you are somewhat limited to contacting KWA for parts or warranty service for damaged/lost parts.

If you want to spend A LOT of money for a gun that looks good, I'd recommend Western Arms.
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You will need to scavenge the part from another KWC gun. In the past ShortyUSA offered limited parts for KWC guns. Otherwise, KWC guns are largely meant to be disposable - when they break, toss them in your parts bin/garbage.

If you're looking for a serviceable 1911, look to KJW, WE, Marui as you are mot likely to find a steady reliable source of parts for the foreseeable future.

KWA's 1911s, you are somewhat limited to contacting KWA for parts or warranty service for damaged/lost parts.

If you want to spend A LOT of money for a gun that looks good, I'd recommend Western Arms.
I understand that. I picked this one up as a parts gun for my other two just like it, just in case one failed, and it also had a working magazine with it which was the big selling point for me. I only paid around $10 for it, and it was missing the barrel bushing and spring. I just thought I may get lucky and find a compatible part and get it up and running for as a working spare, but it looks like it is just going to be a parts gun for my others.

A side arm is not too vital to me, as I rarely ever use it. Most of the time it doesn't even come out of the holster for an entire event, so I would rather not spend a whole lot on a gun that sees that little action. I have only spent around $55 total for all three guns, and they seemed to be better quality than the other side arms I found in that price range.
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A side arm is not too vital to me, as I rarely ever use it. Most of the time it doesn't even come out of the holster for an entire event, so I would rather not spend a whole lot on a gun that sees that little action. I have only spent around $55 total for all three guns, and they seemed to be better quality than the other side arms I found in that price range.
I understand all too well. I used a KWC Sig 226 Springer for many years before deciding to invest in a GBB as a sidearm. Before that, I had bought GBBs mostly for shooting in the basement or the handfuls of skirmishes we'd had at work after hours.

$55 can get you a used GBB here on AO Classifieds. The benefit is you can find parts to fix your gun, improve performance, or strengthen components.

If you invest in a sidearm and don't use it, it has more to do with your style of play. Most people are riflemen and benefit from feeding magazines to their rifle. For the most part, if they're playing as a team an following their squad leader's orders, they will never need to draw a sidearm.

However, when you start playing in buildings where your primary weapon may be shooting too hot or it otherwise too unweildly to dispatch threats, a sidearm keeps you playing. You can also use it to (1) execute civilians, (2) cover your butt while you clear a weapon malfunction, (3) look bad-*** for pictures, and, my personal favorite (4) used as gratuitous sexual innuendo with the few female players that participate.
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I understand all too well. I used a KWC Sig 226 Springer for many years before deciding to invest in a GBB as a sidearm. Before that, I had bought GBBs mostly for shooting in the basement or the handfuls of skirmishes we'd had at work after hours.

$55 can get you a used GBB here on AO Classifieds. The benefit is you can find parts to fix your gun, improve performance, or strengthen components.

If you invest in a sidearm and don't use it, it has more to do with your style of play. Most people are riflemen and benefit from feeding magazines to their rifle. For the most part, if they're playing as a team an following their squad leader's orders, they will never need to draw a sidearm.

However, when you start playing in buildings where your primary weapon may be shooting too hot or it otherwise too unweildly to dispatch threats, a sidearm keeps you playing. You can also use it to (1) execute civilians, (2) cover your butt while you clear a weapon malfunction, (3) look bad-*** for pictures, and, my personal favorite (4) used as gratuitous sexual innuendo with the few female players that participate.
Your reasons to carry a side arm are pretty much exactly why I did get these 1911s, and they are CO2 GBB pistols. My old primary rifle was shooting low enough to use indoors, but now with my new rifle that is too hot for that, I have decided to dust of the pistols, and train a bit more with transitioning to the side arm for indoor work. That was my main reason I started to mess with them again, and that got me thinking on how I could possibly get the third one up and going, for a loaner gun or a backup for my backup.

Thanks for the responses, and I think I will leave this third pistol alone for now, unless I come across a random spring that may work for it laying around my workshop and random parts bins.
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