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1911 storage question

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Question for the 1911 gurus out here...Should it be stored in full-cock position or hammer released..or does it matter ?? I was wondering if it weakens the hammer spring to be in full-cock all the time..Although this is how its carried
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I always store my 1911a1's with the hammer down...

No reason other than when I remove the mag and check chamber clear...I ride the hammer down as I release the trigger.
Many years ago, I had an Argentine 1911A1 that rode cocked & locked under the seat of the pickup truck. It spent 6 months like that before I pulled it out to shoot a woodchuck. The springs hadn't lost any of their resiliency & everything functioned fine.
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