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loose channel liner?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by BillR, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. BillR

    BillR Senior Member

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    I had my G22 slide refinished (Cerakote) and when I got it back today, the channel liner slides out whenever I remove the firing pin.
    Is this anything to be concerned about?:dunno: The liner HAD come out previously, but I don't recall it coming out this easily.
    Whatch ya'll think?
     
  2. MrVvrroomm

    MrVvrroomm

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    Buy a new liner and give it a try. This is not an item that should freely move.

    Make sure the beveled end is toward the pointy end of the gun.
     

  3. BillR

    BillR Senior Member

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    OK, I just ordered a new one. I'll see how that works.
    Thanks.:wavey:
     
  4. burthouse

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    Yes, definitely order a new one and get rid of the old one.
     
  5. BillR

    BillR Senior Member

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    Is the gun OK to fire before the new liner gets here? The liner doesn't appear it can really go anywhere...:dunno:
     
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    MrVvrroomm

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    Shove it back in, taper to the front, it won't go anywhere.
     
  7. BillR

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    A new channel fixed the issue!:wavey:
     
  8. JohnKSa

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    For whatever it's worth/future reference, anytime the channel liner is removed (as the Cerakote folks apparently did) it should be replaced with a new liner.
     
  9. xm21

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    JohnKSa,why should the channel liner be replaced if it comes out?
     
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    The screw type puller usually damages the liner.
     
  11. xm21

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    No screws have ever been used to pull it out,sometimes it comes out when the firing pin assembly(or striker assembly as it is sometimes called)is removed.
     
  12. JohnKSa

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    My comment was more oriented toward what should happen if it's actually intentionally removed. If it comes out on its own during disassembly that's a bit different. As long as it's in good condition and doesn't appear to be damaged I don't know that there's any harm in just pushing it back into place. It's a bit unusual that it keeps coming out though...
     
  13. xm21

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    Thanks for clearing that up John.
     
  14. js0ne

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    the channel liner on my 2nd Gen 19 always comes out with the FP assy. I noticed that well over 1000 rounds ago.
     
  15. X-Spec

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    If this is a personal defense pistol then I would replace the liner.
    The liner should be held snuggly in the firing pin channel.
    If this is a fun/target pistol then do whatever.
    I believe personal defense pistols need to be maintained in pristine factory condition.
     
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  16. FillYerHands

    FillYerHands you son of a

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    Liners are cheap, if one comes out I replace it. It's The Master Armorer Up Stairs's way of telling me it needed changing.