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I hope I have not screwed up too bad. I was feeling too confident and while reassembling my new Colt Commander put the barrel in and slid the slide back to put slide stop in but forgot to put bushing on first. Now it is locked tight.
I don't know how to fix this. I am very embarrassed and aggravated with myself. Hoping I can get help on what to do.
Thanks guys.
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Now l am going to feel extra dumb I dont know how to post pictures. Locking lugs on barrel have locked into slide lugs and is locked up tight. Action is partialy open and muzzle of barrel is slightly pointing down. Slide will not budge.
About 1/2 inch of barrel sticking out of slide and about 1/4 inch out of battery
Rizzo I think I was able to send you a pm
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The barrel link is probably wedging the barrel in there, see if you can push it back up and out of the way
I will try link is tight I think I think I what i hear moving is recoil spring guide dont know if maybe i put it in upside down maybe
link seems to be stuck
AZ guy you were right I got it. Thank you so much you dont know how concerned I was. A little embarrassed Thanks for the help. Emergency over, now I will go back to youtube and re assemble with video like the 1911 rookie I am.
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Emergency over, now I will go back to youtube and re assemble with video like the 1911 rookie I am.
We've all been there, I'm glad it worked out
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I remember it taking 2 hours of concentration and sweat one day along with a famous book to re-assemble my Colt Officers the first time. I was sure I had broken something. Same thing with putting a Beretta 92 back together......now I am a lot more circumspect and pay attention to what I am taking apart.
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My biggest panic cleaning a gun was when the ejector flopped down into the top section of the magazine well of my Colt .380 Government Model PocketLite during cleaning. Fortunately, I found a YouTube video posted by someone addressing he issue. I applied a bit of pressure to the sear spring, and I was able to move the ejector back into proper position. I鈥檝e owned three of those little government models in my life and never had that happen before.
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Glad you worked it out. Happy New Year!
Thanks all of you guys, Happy New Years to all.
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