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Old 05-06-2020, 08:51 PM
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barrel link pin walking out

hello, I haven't been on here in a while
I have a stainless steel Springfield loaded model and every time I go to the range and run the gun say 300 rds or more the barrel link pin walks out so when I try to remove the barrel from the slide it's a pain it the butt.
I can tap it back in but the next range session it moves back over and causes problems removing the barrel from the slide to clean properly.
what would be the best fix?
it has the stock 2pc guide rod.
thanks
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Old 05-06-2020, 09:43 PM
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Some people will stake them in.
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Old 05-06-2020, 09:59 PM
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I thought about having it staked but I don't know if it would void the warranty.
the only reason I haven't sent it back to Springfield is because of this covid virus it's liable to take months to get it back
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Old 05-06-2020, 10:05 PM
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I would just stake it and be done with it. I can’t see anyone bothering you about a warranty at a later date.
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Old 05-06-2020, 10:11 PM
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Voiding warranty, call S/A!

Google: "1911, Staking the barrel link pin"

Not exactly rocket surgery!

Smiles,
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Old 05-07-2020, 12:21 AM
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We all hate parting with our toys but there is an upside.
If you send it in they will go through the whole gun and fix any problems they find. Also if the sights are not regulated to your liking they will fix that too. All free.
At least they were doing that a few years ago.

When I sent my TRP in to get the sights regulated to POA-POI they found evidence of barrel bump which only showed after several hundred rounds. They took care of that.
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Old 05-07-2020, 07:50 AM
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Just stake it yourself. It will take you 10 minutes. You can do it!
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Old 05-08-2020, 05:38 AM
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First call Springfield and find out what the turn round time will be .
Then you can make an educated decision on what to do .

option 1 send it to Springfield its free .

option 2 find a gunsmith and pay him or her .

option 3 Do it yourself
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Old 05-17-2020, 05:33 PM
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I sent it in to Springfield and the gun was lost in transit for 8 days lmao. I can't win.
now back on track, should be at Springfield Tuesday may 19
then 4 to 6 weeks waiting
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Old 05-17-2020, 07:59 PM
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Fed EX lost your pistol ?

I hope you enclosed a letter detailing all the issues your having with your pistol .
It also helps to put a phone number with your letter in case they need to contact
you with Questions .

Your in good hands . I've sent a couple of pistols to Springfield's warranty repair
department over the years and they have always come back fixed better then I
expected or met my expectations . Wait time was 3 weeks to 5 weeks . Now with
Covid 19 I'am not sure , but I'am sure they will do their best as long as its known
just what they are looking for and what your issues are . Communication is key with
these things .
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Old 05-18-2020, 02:02 AM
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yes I enclosed a letter with what's going on with the pistol along with my name , address and phone number.
also I have been in contact with them due to the package being lost for 8 days lol.
just checked tracking, it should be there today some time
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Old 06-03-2020, 11:56 PM
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my loaded will be back today!
Springfield took good careason of me as you guys said they would.
they replaced both sides of the safety, inspected the barrel and replaced the barrel link pin and function tested.
I said I would post how it went.
can't wait to shoot it this weekend
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Old 06-04-2020, 11:44 AM
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update, they did not fix the barrel link pin issue, even sent me the wrong target back with my gun. I called them and they want to send me a new barrel link pin and have me peen it/ stake it.
I gotta say not what I expected from a company like Springfield, instead of replacing a 99cent pin they shipped it back .
I'm going to take it to a independent gunsmith as soon as my pins come in.
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Old 06-04-2020, 12:59 PM
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Did you actually write out that you wanted the link pin peened or staked in place? I'm just out on a limb here that you're Kentucky communication skills aren't exactly up to par based on your forum postings in broken English.
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Old 06-04-2020, 03:45 PM
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my loaded will be back today!
Springfield took good careason of me as you guys said they would.
they replaced both sides of the safety, inspected the barrel and replaced the barrel link pin and function tested.
I said I would post how it went.
can't wait to shoot it this weekend
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update, they did not fix the barrel link pin issue, even sent me the wrong target back with my gun. I called them and they want to send me a new barrel link pin and have me peen it/ stake it.
I gotta say not what I expected from a company like Springfield, instead of replacing a 99cent pin they shipped it back .
I'm going to take it to a independent gunsmith as soon as my pins come in.


I'am a little confused ? First everything was great . Then they sent you
the wrong target and the link pin was not replaced . How did you find out
about all this ? Sounds like communication , got lost in the shuffle kind of
thing , But they fixed both safety's . What was wrong with the safety's ?
Do you have pictures of the link pin walking out ?

Also I would just send it back to them and have them fix it . But then I
have more then one firearm and I'am ok without one for 2 weeks .

Sorry for the screw up . Every once and awhile stuff happens Covid 19
has messed with Illinois a lot . Maybe a staffing issue .

It happened to me once with Springfield and sights . I had to send it back
a second time and it got fixed .
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Old 06-04-2020, 05:06 PM
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Why are you waiting for the new pin to arrive? The one you have should be fine, anyone that owns a firearm should have at least some basic tools to take care of minor problems that may arise. THis was a non problem from the beginning and should have taken care of by the gun owner JMHO. If you are really that unable to perform a simple staking maybe you shouldn't have a gun in your hand.
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:41 PM
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my letter that I enclosed was quite specific as to what was going on with the barrel link pin.
also when I called to get the tracking number Penny had told me that they replaced the pin, when I received it today the invoice stated that they inspected the barrel link pin and found nothing wrong with it.
no I did not send/take pics of it.
and what does being from Kentucky have to do with anything?
I did not attempt to stake it because I didn't want to void my warranty.
I will take it to a local gun smith next week.
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:44 PM
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I'm waiting on a new pin because the original is damaged on one side
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Old 06-04-2020, 10:45 PM
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You are NOT going to void the warranty by staking your pin. You've succeeded in making a mountain out of a mile hill.
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