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    lbarbish is offline Junior Member
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    Cartrige keeps jamming nose up

    Never happened before, and with three different mags. Using Independence FMJ 230 grain cartriges. Two Chip McCormick mags, brand new, one 7 shot and one 8 shot. Other mag is an Ed Brown that came with the 1911. By the way I use an Ed Brown Executive Target. New springs within 200 rounds too.

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    Try putting the old return spring back in and using the mag that came with the gun and see what happens. You may have got to heavy of a return spring for the gun and it is not cycling all the way to the rear when fired. I guess you have run more than 2,500rds through it,right? Good luck.

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    My first suspicion is recoil spring.

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    I have a 16 lb recoil spring. It is stiffer than the one I removed, it was old. If I had put in an 18 lb spring then I would have immediately figured that was the problem. I used the three mags that I own, two brand new and the original that came with the gun. The original loads a lot easier than the two Chip McCormick mags so I figure the original mag is getting weak. Could I have under-lubed the gun?

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    Lubing will not be a big factor in your problem. Did you try the old slide (recoil spring) spring? I don't think it is your mag springs, if they were working before they should work now.

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    Is it every round, or just the last round?

    I was at the range today, testing a friend's LW Commander. It had a nose-up failure to feed with every 8-round mag I tried (Kimber, Wilson, McCormick), but only on the last round. It did not have that problem with any of the 7-round mags I tried. I don't know; maybe there are just some guns that don't like 8-rounders?

    On yours, I suppose you could put the old spring back in (if you still have it), just to rule out the new spring as the problem.

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    When they will not feed the last round it is a mag spring 98% of the time or a bent lip on the mag from dropping them like in competition. My 8 and 10rd mags have never failed to feed and if they did I would get new springs.

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    I think you might have a problem with the McCormick mags. I have a 45 springer and the two seven round factory magazines work fine I bought two McCormick 8 round mags and they jam a lot especially with fmj

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