If you got this firearm as a used gun, before you use it you should make sure it is unloaded and check all its functions to be sure it works right. Guns are sometimes altered to work incorrectly, or parts may be removed, lost or replaced with incorrect parts. First, unload it and check it yourself, then take it to a good gunsmith who knows about this model of firearm, and have it checked.
DANGEROUS: .22 CONVERSION KITS FOR MODEL 1911 PISTOLS
The firing pin on some commercial .22 conversion kits protrudes back too far causing the hammer to hit the firing pin when the hammer is in the Safety Stop position. When this occurs the gun could fire and is a potentially dangerous situation. .22 conversion kits with this condition are dangerous and could cause serious injuries.
For your safety and the safety of others, these .22 conversion kits should not be used on any Springfield 1911 model pistol.
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