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Old 01-17-2010, 12:47 PM
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That looks like a great idea. I'm going to try it on my 1011's. Thanks for sharing it.

Some responses have mentioned using various tools for dis-assembly/ re-assembly. Years ago my friend gave me one of these, its for a 1903 Springfield and the 1911. It won't eliminate scratching the finish, but it will completely dis-assemble the entire gun. It's every tool needed.

I keep one in my cleaning kit and have one in my pocket whenever I use my 1911.
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:26 PM
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That looks like a great idea. I'm going to try it on my 1011's. Thanks for sharing it.

Some responses have mentioned using various tools for dis-assembly/ re-assembly. Years ago my friend gave me one of these, its for a 1903 Springfield and the 1911. It won't eliminate scratching the finish, but it will completely dis-assemble the entire gun. It's every tool needed.

I keep one in my cleaning kit and have one in my pocket whenever I use my 1911.
Does anyone know where to buy one of these tools?
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Old 01-17-2010, 09:48 PM
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Springfield takedown tool.

They're kind of hard to find. You have to search "Springfield 1903 takedown tool"

I saw a bunch of old auctions, but here's a sit to try.

http://www.atlantacutlery.com/p-1267...ssory-kit.aspx

Also. Sarco

http://www.sarcoinc.com/cgm.html

has the real 1911 taketown tool, the one that looks like a little 3 inch long axe. It's P.N.
C45086 1911 .45, Screw Driver & Take Down Tool 3/$9.95 $3.75
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Old 01-18-2010, 02:05 AM
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They're kind of hard to find. You have to search "Springfield 1903 takedown tool"

I saw a bunch of old auctions, but here's a sit to try.

http://www.atlantacutlery.com/p-1267...ssory-kit.aspx

Also. Sarco

http://www.sarcoinc.com/cgm.html

has the real 1911 taketown tool, the one that looks like a little 3 inch long axe. It's P.N.
C45086 1911 .45, Screw Driver & Take Down Tool 3/$9.95 $3.75
Thanks for the information. I have a couple of the 1911 take down tools. I will follow up on the springfield tool.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:59 AM
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idiot proof? maybe

sailer proof? NEVER
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:30 PM
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Just did mine, on my GI model. Took just a few minutes. Works like a charm. I don't see any good reason to have to use another tool to install a slide stop, when a few strokes with a round needle file will eliminate that need. But that is just my opinion.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:34 PM
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slide stop

nice,looks good. i just did mine KOOL. thanks you helped me today on my thumb saftey...got a new (ED BROWN) on the way...
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:46 AM
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I love this mod. I haven't done too much idiot damage yet and I'm glad I saw this before I did. I didn't do as pretty a job of it as the OP, but it works great. I used my 1"X30" belt sander with a 40 micron belt to cut a little triangle into the slide stop and presto, works like a charm. I just put the SS up to the edge of the belt to cut into the metal very carefully. Here's a pic of the finished product.

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Old 03-07-2010, 03:25 PM
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"Smart Notch"

Just put the notch in my slide stop. Mine was not that difficult to begin with;so,my notch is not as pronounced as Log's picture. Just a few strokes with a round needle file.

I'm doing a couple more slide stop notches while I'm in the needle-file mode.
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:49 PM
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Nothing is idiot proof to a sufficiently determined idiot.
Sorry.
It needed to be said.
Make it idiot proof and they will build a better idiot.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:46 PM
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Make it idiot proof and they will build a better idiot.
yep, wish I had found this thread a couple days ago.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:12 AM
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I use a piece of old credit card to push the plungers into the tube for assembly. Works at both ends ,slidestop and thumb safety.Nick
You have no idea how many perfectly good expired or otherwise worthless credit cards I have ruined doing this over the last dozen years (zero scratches though thank you)

Thanks for the simple awesome idea ! - getting out the file and extra slide stop for practice now.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:22 AM
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... Well, I just asked my wife what a better word for idiot would be and she said Richard, my name. Thanks honey.

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Are you saying we should call it a dick scratch?!?!?!?
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:44 PM
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i wish i would have saw this befour i just put a big scuff in mine the other day when putting it back togeather
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Old 07-04-2011, 04:12 PM
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I just finished this easy mod on both Colt and Sig Target. The Sig just needed a slight edge rounding and it was good to go. The Colt needed some decent material removal. Both work so flawlessly, it boggles my mind why the factory doesn't do this. Maybe they'd rather make money on refinishing.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:29 PM
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Harry - When I tried this, a very, very shallow groove was all it took to "get the attention" of the pin. In fact, mine are shallower even than the one shown in the first photo...
Mine too. I stopped filing when the stop would go in with a firm press.

It works great!
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:25 AM
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So does Wilson. Before I saw this thread, I called Wilson to buy one of their grooved-stops, but they told me it would not come with the groove, since that is a perk they do on their assembled guns only.
My CQB doesnt have it..hence the idiot scratch
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:23 PM
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Log,

Thanks for the tip. I know it's been up for a long time. But I finally did it to my slide stop. I used a Dremel with a thin sanding disk. Worked out great.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:41 AM
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one thing i don't understand is why everyone is re assembling the pistol with the slide assembled. i find it easier to get the slide stop in without the pressure of the spring pushing the slide and fighting with it. maybe there is something i don't know about different brands that makes it a necessity to do so?
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:31 AM
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one thing i don't understand is why everyone is re assembling the pistol with the slide assembled. i find it easier to get the slide stop in without the pressure of the spring pushing the slide and fighting with it. maybe there is something i don't know about different brands that makes it a necessity to do so?
Tight bushings.
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Old 07-15-2011, 01:35 AM
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Just did this with a dremel. If I can do it, and my nerves are shot, anyone can do it. Thanks Log.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:10 AM
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While the only idiot scratches on my 1911's are from previous owners - I finally took the plunge and modified my favorite shooter's slide stop. WORKS GREAT!!!!

Thanks!!!!!
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Old 07-29-2011, 03:35 PM
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Awesome idea. I will be doing this very soon
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Old 07-29-2011, 06:41 PM
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Nice idea! I will have to try that you have brain on you my friend.
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Old 08-01-2011, 10:32 PM
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Awesome! I even ordered a few extra slide stops in case of mistrakes.
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