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Offline crffish

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first takedown and reassembly - tips and lessons
« on: December 02, 2009, 05:19:01 PM »
I learned some things along the way of my first difficult reassembly.  I didn't have a vice or an RJ takedown tool, but I was able to use what I had and make it work.  I used a rubber eraser for a mechanical pencil to hold the slide open, so that I could remove the barrel pin.  I used a 1/4" mini wrench to assist in inserting the recoil assembly into the slide.  I then had issues moving the slide all the way to the rear of the frame.  I couldn't igure out what to do for the longest time.  After much frustration,  I was able to move the slide by slightly depressing the barrel as I moved it back.  I wish I had a vice and an extra set of hands when inserting the barrel pin, but I didn't.  What worked for me was to place the barrel pin into the hole in the slide.  I then pulled the slide back with my right hand so the back edge of the second slide serration was at the edge of the frame.  While doing this I kept pressue on the pin till it was partially in the hole.  Last I pushed the pin in with an allen wrench.  Patience was key but now I know what to do.  

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Re: first takedown and reassembly - tips and lesso
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009, 07:07:51 PM »
Good to know you now know the drill.  When you do something very much, you will always find an easier way.
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Re: first takedown and reassembly - tips and lesso
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009, 07:56:30 PM »
Spoken like someone who has been there done that.  I just wish it was as easy to break down as my Sig.  Thank you for your advice and encouragement.

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Re: first takedown and reassembly - tips and lesso
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 12:20:26 PM »
crffish:

I've previously admitted that I used a third hand the first few times I reassembled my R9 (No. 132) after taking delivery of it back in 2004.  The hand was small and very well manicured and belonged to my wife.   ;D  
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Re: first takedown and reassembly - tips and lesso
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 02:43:04 PM »
Funny.  If I had a wife I would deffinitely use her help too. :)

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Re: first takedown and reassembly - tips and lesso
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 02:50:51 PM »
You need to get one.   :)     :)
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Re: first takedown and reassembly - tips and lesso
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 03:01:49 PM »
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You need to get one.   :)     :)

Just be sure she's the right one for you. Before I finally found mine, I had to learn the hard way the truth of that old maxim, "Marry in haste, repent at leisure."   ;)
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Re: first takedown and reassembly - tips and lesso
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 10:34:27 PM »
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Just be sure she's the right one for you. Before I finally found mine, I had to learn the hard way the truth of that old maxim, "Marry in haste, repent at leisure."   ;)

Heed those words, for sure!
Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith, let us, to the end, dare to do our duty as we understand it.  Abraham Lincoln