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I'm having some issues with adjusting my overtravel screw. To make a long story short, for those familiar with the process... part of the overtravel screw adjustment procedure says:

"slowly lower the hammer under control and see if you can feel any contact with the sear and 1/2 cock notch. If contact can be felt keep backing the screw out a little at a time until no contact can be felt."

No matter how far I back the screw out, I still feel contact near the 1/2 cock notch. I requested help on a 1911 specific forum and some advised me to send it back to Springfield and others called me an idiot for not understanding how to adjust the screw. It would be very helpful to me if I could have someone local that is experienced with the 1911 platform look it over for me and see what they think about the contact I am feeling while letting the hammer down. I live in Clinton, is there anyone local that can help? I will send it back to Springfield if I have to but I'd love to have the opportunity to learn about it myself if possible instead of letting them fix it for me. Thanks!
 
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Turn the screw in until the trigger will not release the hammer when you pull the trigger with the hammer cocked. Back the screw out 1/8 to 1/4 turn at a time until the sear releases the hammer when you pull the trigger and the hammer falls. Once the screw is backed out enough for the hammer to fall when the trigger is pulled, cock the hammer and pull the trigger 10 times to make sure the sear is releaseing the hammer each time. If the sear does not release hammer during these 10 test firings, Back the screw out barely until the sear releases the hammer all 10 tries. This adjustment should eliminate 99% of your overtravel.
 

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And, you may want to apply some LOW STRENGTH locktite to that set screw. It will screw itself in. Had this happen to me. You can put locktite on the setscrew and still have time to adjust it as per SGM's instructions. BTW, that is how I adjusted mine.
 

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Hammer said:
And, you may want to apply some LOW STRENGTH locktite to that set screw. It will screw itself in. Had this happen to me. You can put locktite on the setscrew and still have time to adjust it as per SGM's instructions. BTW, that is how I adjusted mine.
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Thanks for the tips guys. I'm hoping I've got everything set right, I'll know for sure after a trip to the range tomorrow afternoon.
 
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