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Old 03-13-2010, 10:55 AM
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Ed Brown dis-assempbly video

not sure if this has been posted before, but here's a vid for the new 1911 owners.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcPrJNoFJQA
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:51 AM
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That's a good video!

So which way you guys take them apart?

I remove the plunger first on mine.....
Reassembly in reverse.

In reassembly, I can't seem to assemble the whole slide, then just snap the stop in. That doesn't work well for me.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:28 AM
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I do the alternative method almost exclusively. I usually don't need to field strip mine in a place where my bushing wrench isn't available and I just find that easier.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:37 PM
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My first 1911 had a full-length guide rod, so I've always used the alternative method. My life was completely changed when I discovered the amazing bushing wrench months later.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:32 PM
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i do neither.

i move the slide back so that it's not locked up anymore.
turn the bushing barrel.
release the plug.
remove the spring
remove the slide.

doing it this way, i don't have to fight the tight fit of the bushing and barrel


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Old 03-16-2010, 06:03 PM
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Good video but I'm not sure what Justin is smoking with respect to the cleaning of the gun! It takes me about 20-30 minutes to clean the gun and lubricate adequately. Using a dab of oil on a rag to get the residue off the breach face and getting the barrel clean with a bore mop and a dab of oil..??...PLEASE
The dis assembly/reassembly portion is very good but the other portions just don't jive with the real world. Stuffing that recoil spring back in with the plug in place is also another trip that doesn't line up with reality! It is doable but not quite so easy!

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Old 03-16-2010, 06:13 PM
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So...if you are holding the slide back with the right hand under recoil spring tension, and are using the left hand to turn the barrel bushing...how do you control the recoil spring plug which is under recoil spring pressure?? I don't understand!
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Old 03-16-2010, 07:37 PM
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i press on the plug with my right thumb.
turn the bushing with my left hand.
slowly let off the spring tension.
remove the plug
remove the slide stop.

this is kind of a strange pic since i needed to use my right hand to take the picture.
but i usually use my index finger in in the trigger guard, and my thumb on the plug.



and here's a pic releasing the plug.


so it's kinda like a reverse Steven Seagal press-check

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Old 03-16-2010, 10:54 PM
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Are you servicing a 1911 or throwing down some gang-signs?



In all seriousness, I am aware of the method you are using. Just be careful not to lose control of the plug and send it flying into your eye or mouth.

Not kidding. Seen both.

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Old 03-17-2010, 02:13 PM
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Are you servicing a 1911 or throwing down some gang-signs?



In all seriousness, I am aware of the method you are using. Just be careful not to lose control of the plug and send it flying into your eye or mouth.

Not kidding. Seen both.

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kinda hard to take a pic with a towel covering it up
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Old 03-17-2010, 07:34 PM
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i do neither.

i move the slide back so that it's not locked up anymore.
turn the bushing barrel.
release the plug.
remove the spring
remove the slide.

doing it this way, i don't have to fight the tight fit of the bushing and barrel



never seen this method, but it's verry clever.
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:00 PM
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How much are bushing wrenches and where do you guys order those bore mops? (I've never used either, but they look intriguing)
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:37 PM
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How much are bushing wrenches and where do you guys order those bore mops? (I've never used either, but they look intriguing)
I often buy through MidwayUSA. An Ed Brown bushing wrench is something like $4.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:11 PM
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Plunger

Plunger first.
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:44 AM
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I do it just like quack. Funny thing is I thought that was the only way.
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Old 03-30-2010, 11:03 AM
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I tried to do the "preferred" method and it didn't work real well for me. I will always remove the plunger first.
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Old 04-18-2010, 01:58 AM
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Thanks for posting this video. I too have been doing it the "odd" way. I disassembled/reassembled version 2, the alternate.

I will try the new disassembly, but still like my assembly...will work on that one next time.
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