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Old 05-01-2012, 10:50 PM
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1911 Slide to Frame reassembly resistance




When you reassemble a 1911 and push the inverted slide onto the frame, what is the "clank" and resistance I feel most of the time?

Is it the disconnect, the barrel link, or something else?

It usually takes me 2-3 tries to get the slide past this point so I can place the slide stop back in - so how do I get the slide on smoothly, first time?

Thanks for all suggestions & help.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:23 PM
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Im guessing you are feeling the stripper rail having to depress the disconnector (the little round thing on the frame between the mag opening and the hammer). If you have a newer gun with a squared firing pin retaining plate it could cause some resistance.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:21 AM
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Are you assembling it with the slide, barrel and recoil spring assembled, and under pressure, or without any spring tension? What kind of recoil system is in the gun? Barring a link positioning issue (which you would likely notice), it is possible that what you're feeling is movement of the barrel slightly out of battery when the top end is being slipped back on. Assuming the recoil spring is not under tension during reassembly, keep some rearward pressure on the muzzle with a finger or thumb, and see if this can't be ruled out as a factor. You might also want to reassemble the gun in more of a sideways orientation, and watch what the link is doing.

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Old 05-03-2012, 06:25 PM
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Try putting it together right side up.

It works for me.

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Old 05-04-2012, 04:52 PM
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Might be the disconnector. Make sure that you are not pressing the grip safety down when put slide on frame
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Old 05-04-2012, 04:54 PM
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Might be the disconnector. Are you pressing the grip safety down when put slide on frame? If so please stop. I would have the same resistance and was told to stop ham holding the GS.
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Old 05-07-2012, 06:19 PM
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Thank you all very much - you're good instructors.

It was mostly the barrel link, which needs to be just slightly forward toward the muzzle, and secondly, the slide and frame need to be right side up at about 60 degrees.

Fits together easily & smoothly.
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