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Old 05-13-2012, 04:56 PM
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WE M1911 Broken Magazine Release Question

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So I have a WE M1911 Desert Warrior single-stack GBB Pistol (http://www.airsoftgi.com/product_inf...oducts_id=6276) and I've been using it avidly for quite some time now. Unfortunately, it is apparent that wear and tear is taking its toll on the pistol as the tiny, little, and obviously fragile magazine release/catch button has decided to snap.

After quite a bit of web-surfing and researching I've come to the discovery that the magazine release is the same as the ones used in the Tokyo Marui M1911s? Is this correct? And if that is correct, would this item properly fit into my pistol? http://www.airsoftglobal.com/shop/in...bokj97bvgpemb5

Thank you very much, I really need accurate information so I don't waste my money in anyway. It's kind of limited these days.
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That'll work in your WE
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I have went ahead and ordered this item. I sincerely hope it works. As far as I have examined, it is exactly what I need. http://www.airsoftparts.ca/store2/in...oducts_id=2141

PRAY FOR ME! >.<
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:21 PM
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That'll work in your WE

unfortunately via some more research. I've discovered that the original part, the one you said will work, will in fact work. however, it will not work well, it causes minor gas leakages due to probably a mm of space. Thank you very much for you help though
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That nub wears down on the Marui magazines as well. You can buy a replacement magazine follower. All it does is affect final round lock back, it isn't crucial to operation.

Personally, I would recommend buying additional magazines and rotating them. This will reduce wear on individual magazines. Then pick up some spare components for the inevitable failure of parts.

WE mags are cheap enough to just stockpile several and rotate them out as they wear out. Then retrofit with new or upgraded parts as you go along.
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haha yeah I think I'm pretty stocked on magazines (I have 7 of them)
But thanks for the advice! I'll definitely keep it in mind.

I have 3 that I rarely use, maintain as perfectly as I can, and use only for games to ensure maximum performance. The other 4 I blow rounds through like no tomorrow.
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