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Author Topic: Slide release / takedown lever spring  (Read 184 times)


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Slide release / takedown lever spring
« on: May 13, 2020, 05:40:52 AM »
I have a stubborn reoccurring issue of my slide release not going under the slide release spring when I reassemble the pistol after cleaning.  In order to put it together properly I have to reach in through the ejection port with a very thin pin or blade and lift the spring up.  I have tried every imaginable method of aligning these parts to make reassembly easier (like most the videos show) but it misses every time.  This is not a huge issue, it just requires a third hand and an extra set of eyes on the back side.  Sadly I only have the two hands and none of my eyes are retractable.

Anyone else have an issue with this?  do I need a new spring? 


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Re: Slide release / takedown lever spring
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 05:51:31 AM »
I personally have never had an issue with the slide catch spring.  Every video out there warns about the spring but, like I said, I have never had that issue.  I always make sure that when reassembling the slide catch that I have the lever slightly rotated lower than the spring, then as I push the lever in, it is below the spring.

Just curious, do you have a Charlotte or Huntsville model?

Also, if you can, post a pic of the what the spring looks like with the slide catch removed.
- Erik


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Re: Slide release / takedown lever spring
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 05:07:01 AM »
The slide stop lever should slip under the wire spring, unless the spring is bent and not sitting in the correct position.


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Re: Slide release / takedown lever spring
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 12:55:36 PM »
i had the issue only once, i keep the lever end lower than the spring and rotate up as the pin seats.



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