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Did a really dumb thing

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by mrsig, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. mrsig

    mrsig mrsig

    Jul 17, 2011
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    I was trying to install an extended slide lock release on my 19 and had a soft cloth between the pin that I was trying to pound out with the punch. Accidently the punch slipped and I drove it into the slide release hole and transformed the digangional hole into one with a round punch impression in the frame just below the little release takedown on the left side.

    All seems to work well and slide easily comes off still, but it is a little buggered up. I guess there id nothing I can do to restore it ???
  2. Grey Goblin

    Grey Goblin

    Jun 4, 2008
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    If you go back in time (or for future reference), and wiggle the slide release back and forth while pressing on the pin with your punch or better yet, a Glock disassembly tool (~$7), you can push the pin out and back in without using a hammer.

    Some similar firearms use roll pins that take a little tapping, but there's no need, ever, to use a hammer while disassembling or reassembling a Glock.

    And, don't feel bad. It's a mistake many of us, including myself, have made.

    Hope this helps,
    Captain Hindsight