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Picked up NIB G23 Pics and have 1 issue

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by RBL525, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. RBL525

    RBL525

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    Picked up the new G23 yesterday. I love how it feels. Not a huge surprise since it feels like my G19's with a little extra weight when loaded.

    I did come across something that probably isn't normal. I am not sure if it will go away with break in, or if I need to do something else.

    Here's what happens. Gun assembled, everything is fine, field strip it, everything fine. The issue is when i try and put it back together. The slide gets stuck on the slide lock. I have to pull it down so that the slide will go back on.

    What I did. For about a half hour, I simply worked the slide lock spring hoping to loosen it up a little. I didn't really see any progress.

    next, I tested a few other things out.

    G23 frame, G19 slide. Went together fine
    G19 frame, G23 Slide. Went together fine
    G23 slide, G23 frame. Locked at the slide lock again. Had to depress the slide lock to get it on.

    some of my possible conclusions.

    The barrel finish on the 23 is more of a matte black than a shiny black, and isn't as smooth as the 19 barrel. Through some use, this will break in.

    The slide lock spring on the G23 just needs to get worked a lot more.

    The edge on the slide lock is rough, and almost sharp on the edge, just make a couple light passes with an emery board or file to smooth that edge just a hair.

    polish the barrel, at least the part that is supposed to slide over the slide lock.

    any ideas?

    OH, and here are some pics. I love this gun. (and my others)

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    And with the twins
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  2. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford mmhmm

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    Are you talking about the slide lock, or the slide stop lever? In this context I'm not sure which you mean, but neither should require any breaking in.
     

  3. RBL525

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    Sorry, The slide lock. OP corrected
     
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  4. Bill Lumberg

    Bill Lumberg BTF Inventor

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    Correct. There's no need to "work" the spring.
     
  5. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford mmhmm

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    Hmm. Can't figure out why every slide/frame combo works except the one you bought together.

    Is the lower rear corner of the barrel lug catching on the slide lock? It shouldn't hurt to take any burs or sharp edges off that corner and the top corners of the slide lock. If you have to do more than a couple passes on each part, something is definitely wrong.
     
  6. bentbiker

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    The bottom of the barrel lug has a ramp that should depress the slide lock and allow the barrel to pass over it. Could it be that you have a strong spring and just need to push harder to depress the spring? If the lock is up high enough to catch the edge of the lug instead of the ramp, you have a problem. See if your barrel is staying flush with the top of the slide throughout the assembly; sounds as if the barrel is sitting too low relative to the lock for some reason.
     
  7. glockman9mm

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    I have always depressed the slide lock by hand when reassembling. Works really well.
     
  8. G-30Jet

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    But, does it fire and cycle?
     
  9. voyager4520

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    When you field strip it, even if you didn't take the barrel and guide rod out of the slide, the base of the guide rod will slip out of its notch in the barrel lug.

    Make sure you're re-seating the base of the guide rod into its crescent shaped cut-out in the barrel lug each time before you reassemble.

    It's possible something else is causing the issue, but this would be my bet.

    Congrats on your new gun, G23 was my first and is my only at the moment.
     
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  10. bentbiker

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    That was my first thought as well, but lowering the slide lock wouldn't solve that hangup as he says it does.
     
  11. RBL525

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    The guide rod is fully seated. It slides down when disassembling just like my other Glocks.

    It isn't quite catching the ramp correctly.
     
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    Maybe your slide lock is backwards or isn't beveled correctly.

    Is it facing this way? -> http://www.parts.cc/glock/disassembly/Frame6.htm

    One of the probable causes in the armorer's manual for light off-centered primer strikes is that the slide lock isn't beveled. That would lead me to believe it's a common enough problem for you to experience it with a new gun.
     
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    Did you see my question in post#6 as to whether the barrel is staying flush with the top of the slide?
     
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    Are you trying to reassemble with an empty magazine inserted? That will push up the slide stop lever and make it harder to get the slide back on.
     
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    It is just barely catching the front edge of the ramp.
     
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    just checked it, the barrel is staying flush with the top of the slide as assembling.
     
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    I have been assembling with the magazine out.
     
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    With it assembled, the flat side is pointing towards the muzzle.
     
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    You haven't detail stripped any part of the gun? If you detail strip the slide and don't "click" the firing pin safety spring into the firing pin safety, it can cause the slide to hang up when putting it back on the frame.
     
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    With the trigger in the forward position (semi-cocked), what happens if you try to move the lock up and down. Does the barrel by any chance click into the machined groove when you do this? It should already be there, but if the lock is too high or barrel too low, it might be resting below the notch.