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Thread: Disassembly of New Colt Agent 45

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    Disassembly of New Colt Agent 45

    I would appreciate advice on stripping the New Agent. The instruction manual shows the Officers, but not the Agent. An orange plastic tool came with the firearm and I believe it should be used to attach to the guide rod to take pressure off the recoil spring to remove the slide stop. However, I have not been successful in removing the stop and do not want to damage the gun. Any instructions will be appreciated.

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    The plastic piece is a safe chamber indicator. In some matches and ranges they are required to show the pistol is unloaded (with the small end in the chamber and the legs sticking out of the ejection port).
    Check out my review on the New Agent in the ezine on field stripping the pistol with some pictures, that may help you.

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    Thanks for the reply. I have read your review several times and printed it for reference. I just tried again to strip the Agent and was sucessful. I did use the safe chamber indicator for a tool to hold the guide rod and it worked good.

    I was able to get 4 inch groups at 10 yards with the Agent. At first I shot low, then I concentrated on the end of the rail sight and got good placement.

    However, after 70 rounds the right wood grip split vertical with the screws. I assume from the recoil. Colt is sending replacements. Overall, the Agent is a small powerful close range weapon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tango45
    However, after 70 rounds the right wood grip split vertical with the screws. I assume from the recoil. Colt is sending replacements.
    Sounds as if the screws were too tight in the first place. I've had plastic stocks break, but never wooden ones.
    Steve
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    I was field stripping my New Agent one day and realized I didn't have anything with me to relieve the pressure on the recoil spring. I found a paperclip and opened it up and attached the small loop to the end of the recoil rod. It worked so good that now I carry several of them in my bag for just that purpose. The coated clips work the best because they won't scratch the pistol.

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