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Springfield Loaded Tear Down Video

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Camu Mahubah, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Camu Mahubah

    Camu Mahubah 9=Fine

    Nov 11, 2010
    Anybody have a link to a tear down video or maybe I mean field strip of a Springfield Loaded or similar 1911? We put something in upside down and locked it up and had to go to a bud who is a gunsmith. He showed my other bud who is the owner of the gun how to do it but not me...

    And I would like to know how the heck to field strip the Springfield Loaded. When I watch 1911 tear down vids the recoil spring slides right out! Now what is going on here? I just wanna get educated a bit thanks...

    I tried to understand the manual but it didn't make much sense...we got it field stripped but it locked up with the slide all the way to the rear when we tried to put it back together...:crying:

  2. Camu Mahubah

    Camu Mahubah 9=Fine

    Nov 11, 2010
  3. Here's mine method for a quick field strip of my 1911. YMMV. Although, I don't have a FLGR on any of my commander and government models, they have GIGR set up.

    1) Cock the hammer.
    2) Pistol in my right hand, facing left, grab the slide and cock it back until the take down notch lines up with the slide stop, and then remove the slide stop.
    3) Return the slide back to the normal battery position.
    4) Wrap the dust cover with my left hand and slowly remove the frame from the slide. Making sure that I apply pressure with my left hand to capture the spring guide on the barrel's lower lug.
    5) Slowly relaxing my left grip and capture the spring guide with my right hand, and the slowly remove the guide and spring as it decompress. And remove spring plug.
    6) Take barrel out of battery.
    7) Turn barrel bushing and remove.
    8) Remove barrel from slide.

    Assemble in reverse order.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004

    I always remove the bushing and plug first before touching the slide stop. :dunno:
  5. I used to do the same thing.

    I have an EGW monogram bushing and plug, and it's pretty hard to line up the bushing and plug. The new method is much easier install.
  6. minderasr

    minderasr NRA Life Member

    May 19, 2009
    New York