GUN Field stripping my 1911 v.newb

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  1. Accord

    Accord New Member

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    I'm trying to field strip my TRP for the first time and it's a pain in the ass. It says you have to hold the slide back about 1/2" and push down on the recoil spring plug until you're able to rotate the barrel bushing... how the hell do you press down on that little lip of the plug? I tried and ripped my finger nail... is this what a barrel bushing wrench is supposed to do?

    Perhaps it'll be easier to push down once my gun is all broken in, but right now it is humanly impossible to push the damn thing down!
     
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    i never held the slide back any when pushing down on the plug. i used to use a coin to press down on the edge of it and then rotated the barrel bushing around.
     
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  4. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    push down on the plug and rotate clock wise. Watch your eyes because the spring will put it out :mamoru:
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    don't do anything with the slide yet..release the spring first
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    and if you can't get it off without a bushing wrech you're a pussy
     
  7. Accord

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    okay I pushed down the little lip using a penny (thanks for the recommendation) and was able to rotate the bushing mabye a millimeter but there's not enough room to move it all the way.

    I don't have a bushing wrench, I ordered one but don't have it yet :wtc:.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    you puss


    put that bitch in hard with your thumb...then rotate
     
  10. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    what's you IM SN
     
  11. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    Some 1911's are just built too tight on the barrel bushing. Use something non-marring to push on the spring plug, then try rotating the bushing. When you reassemble make sure the contact surefaces have a little oil on them, that always helped mine come apart the next time. Then again it could just be so tight you need a wrench.
     
  12. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    It needs to be built right, not too tight.
     
  13. chakup

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    There should be a bushing wrench in the case from springfield, use that if need be. It will most likely be nice and tight since it's new. It does take some getting used to in order to strip, but it's easy.
     
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    at first, mine was a problem, now it comes out easily.
     
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    Watch your eyes, first time we took apart my friends kimber that spring just flew. Also when reassemling it, make sure the spring is on the right way.

    Use a penny or a bushing wrench.
     
  16. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I suck at stuff like this and I can still do it.
     
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    mines easy, sorry its so automatic when i break it down, i just take it apart with out thinking about it.
     

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