Hammer spring removal tool
The following is a contribution from KTOGer Paul Solomon. According to Paul: "I know it is much easier and safer to use than a screwdriver or pliers." Once again, the KTOG bunch have proven themselves to be quite resourceful and ingenious!
Picture and description of a hammer spring removal tool built by KTOGer Chander Bates
Tool for removing and replacing hammer spring catch (hereafter called the P11 tool)
Before starting this or any other firearm maintenance, be sure the weapon you are planning to work on is UNLOADED.
Point the muzzle in a safe direction and be ABSOLUTELY certain the MAGAZINE is REMOVED and the CHAMBER is EMPTY. These
directions are for creating a hammer spring catch removal tool. These directions are offered without any claim as to safety or utility. No guarantees are expressed or implied.
Materials necessary to craft a P11 tool
One four (4) inch by three eights (3/8) inch machine bolt.
One one and five eights (1 5/8) inch threaded rod coupling.
Thread the rod coupling on the bolt.
Use of the P11 tool for disassembly of P11
- BE CERTAIN WEAPON IS UNLOADED.
- Remove magazine.
- Check chamber to be certain no loaded cartridge is present.
- Remove slide, recoil springs and barrel.
- Hold P11 tool with rod coupling in palm of hand.
- Hold weapon with magazine opening accessible.
- From mouth of magazine well. hook hammer spring catch by inserting bolt head into magazine cavity.
- Use the thumb of hand holding P11 tool to pinch hammer spring catch against bolt head.
- Carefully pull hammer spring catch out of engagement with plastic frame.
- Carefully lower hammer spring catch into magazine well.
Use of the P11 tool for assembly of P11:
- From mouth of magazine well, hook hammer spring catch by inserting bolt head into magazine cavity.
- Use the thumb of hand holding tool to pinch hammer spring catch against bolt head.
- Carefully pull hammer spring catch out of magazine well.
- Carefully align and lower hammer spring catch into plastic frame.
- Reassemble weapon.