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Question for you Glock experts... Just got a used Glock 17. I detail stripped it and cleaned it up real nice. It functioned flawlessly but after about 200 rounds, the locking block pin was working its way out slightly. I did not get any lube on this pin at all so I am guessing the pin should just be replaced? Has this happened to anyone? Or did I screw up putting it back together? Thanks
 

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The slide release levers spring helps keep that pin in place in a groove in the locking blocks pin..
If it were me I would replace the slide release lever with spring..
Good Luck!!
 

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I am guessing the pin should just be replaced?
Yes. If that doesn't work, it might mean the previous owner used an oversized punch and has enlarged the holes in the frame. Let's hope for the best. My locking block pin has no groove for the slide stop spring, and my spring would supply no lateral force anyway.
 

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As bentbiker said, it's possible an oversized punch was used in the past. Or it's possible the frame was just detail stripped too many times and the hole for the locking block pin enlarged from too much detail stripping.

I've heard others say you can put something on the pin once this has happened to make the pin ever so slightly larger, but I don't know what substance would be safest to use. Maybe a very light layer of DuraCoat on the pin.:dunno:
 

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Thanks for your help. I have ordered a replace pin kit. Hope this works. Anyone know if glock would be willing to help if the frame is messed up?

Although, it didn't happen till the gun got real hot so it won't be too bad just annoying really.
 

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That's one thing I dont miss about Glocks, pin drift. It's more common than most will admit.
 
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