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TRP help please!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by happy seal, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. happy seal

    happy seal

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    What am I doing wrong? Cruddy pic but I am trying to clean my first 1911 for the first time. Trying to take my mind off of things.

    I have slide back. I install pin into guide rod. I carefully release slide and let the pin stop slide but the slide hits the pin before it gets to the breakdown notch!

    Please help?

    Thanks! :dunno: :embarassed:
     
  2. happy seal

    happy seal

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    Nevermnd, I got it. No idiot scratch either! :wavey:
     

  3. willieH

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    I don't know why SA wants to complicate something as simple as a guide rod. I prefer a tool less break down for my TRP and replaced the two-piece with a full length one-piece guide rod.
     
  4. ca survivor

    ca survivor

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    OR replace with GI style, plug and rod.
     
  5. bac1023

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    Guys, I can tell you that he's is talking about the bull barrel model, not the two piece guide rod.

    ...big difference
     
  6. bac1023

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    Cool :cool:

    Yeah, they can be a bit tricky at first.
     
  7. MD357

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    Yep. Taking the slide stop out helps...:cool:
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Retract the slide.
    Remove the slide stop.
    Install the tale down pin into the guide rod.
    Allow the slide to rest upon the take down pin.
    Remove slide.


    :cool:
     
  9. willieH

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    Now that you pointed it out, the bull barrel is quite obvious even in a poor photo. :embarassed:
     
  10. okie

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    That's what I did when I had a 1911 with a one piece guide rod:supergrin:
     
  11. bac1023

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    This one is a bull barrel though, okie :)
     
  12. happy seal

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    I was able to use a paperclip with a smaller diameter than the allen that came with the gun. That allowed the slide to come forward enough for the slide stop to meet the notch. I cleaned, lubed, and reinstalled. Seems to be good to go. Thank goodness for you tube!

    I heard stories about times when there was no you tube or computers! How did you get by?
     
  13. Quack

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    Read manuals

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  14. CanIhaveGasCash

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    I believe the manual recommends the use of a paperclip.