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Old 10-07-2019, 12:28 PM
RoverGuy RoverGuy is offline
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Mangled guide rod

While cleaning a Hi Power I had bought, I noticed the guide rod end was mangled. I ordered a replacement guide rod and a new recoil spring from Numrich.

I take it from Stephen A. Camp's website and disassembly guide that a previous owner put the guide rod in upside down at one point and fired it.

Besides the guide rod, is there anything else I should be worried about after an incorrectly installed guide rod problem? Everything seems and looks fine.
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Old 10-07-2019, 05:26 PM
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Nope, you should be fine with a new guide rod. This has happened more times than many care to admit to. If the complete slide does not go completely onto the frame without forcing it, the guide rod is upside down......remove said slide and correct the problem. Good to go!!
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:06 AM
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OK, thanks. That's what I thought. Looking at it, the only other thing I could think might be messed up is the slide stop (that goes through the guide rod) but that looks normal. The HP functions check fine.

Thanks for the reassurances.
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:09 AM
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Nope, you should be fine with a new guide rod. This has happened more times than many care to admit to. If the complete slide does not go completely onto the frame without forcing it, the guide rod is upside down......remove said slide and correct the problem. Good to go!!
Hi years ago " Gun Test" panned a Hi Power. Pictures revealed upside down guide rod. When you install the guide rod the small ring fits flush with the slot. If it's not smooth/ flush on both sides; it's upside down. Hard to explain but do it both ways (before you install the barrel) and you will easily see the difference, Mike
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