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1911 issue

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Glock27NY, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Glock27NY


    Dec 1, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I have a 1911 that i sent out to electroless nickel plate. Before it was sent out i didnt have any issues with it,now it seems like the rear end of the magazine hangs lower when inserted and gun wont chamber a round unless I push the mag up and release the slide at the same time. After first round is chambered with me pushing the mag up and releasing the slide, gun functions flawlessly. Ive tried different magazines with the same result. Basicly when I try to chamber a round slide gets stuck on the rim of the casing. Any ideas what the problem might be?
  2. Bowtie

    Bowtie NRA MEMBER

    Dec 18, 2004

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Sounds like you just need to lube it WELL, make sure you have
    a new recoil spring installed and get 300-400 rounds fired. The
    plating may be a bit thick and causing increased drag on the slide.

    You could also sit in front of the tv, with ammo in another room and
    HAND cycle the slide 1-2k times. Do not let the slide drop on an
    empty chamber.
  4. 1006


    Aug 12, 2007
    Newnan, Georgia
    You may have gotten the wrong mag catch installed. The hieght that they hold the mag in the reciever is different on some guns. Some one else may have yours in their gun. You could try a different model mag. I have been told -- no direct knowlege here -- that Colt and STI mag catches hold the mag higher up.