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Thread: $89 Sarco slide

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  1. #1
    Join Date
    31st July 2005
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    Iowa
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    $89 Sarco slide

    I saw the advert for the $89 Sarco slide and thought I'd bite, after all it has "Hienie" style sights (a $20 value!) installed. I got the slide and it looked good, nice polish and blue. However....the slide face was improperly machined so case wouldn't feed, the extracotr sticks out at least .070" and the reciever slide rails stick out .060" as the rear of the slide is more of a C than a /, and the slide release cut is very small and tight.

  2. #2
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    1st June 2004
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    Lexington, North Carolina...or
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    Sarco

    I feel yer pain, lad. For another 30 bucks or so, you coulda had an Essex slide
    that works.

    The extractor is supposed to stick out like that. Remove the extractor and measure the breechface guides on the underside of the port. They'll be two narrow parallel rails that intersect the extractor on one side. That width should be .484-.488 for good feed reliability. Fixable with a flat, swiss pattern file with safe edges. Cut the rails only...not the breechface. Adding a slight bevel at the leading edges of the rails will also help smooth feeding a bit.

    Your feeding problem may be a magazine or extractor tension issue, and no
    fault of the slide's.

  3. #3
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    The extractor sticks out the rear of the slide conciderably farther than it does on any of the military slides or the Kimber, so it should not be sticking out the rear of the slide as far as it does. I can live with a little nub on the rear of the slide due to manufacturing tolerences, but this is conciderably farther than a slight uneveness. The breech face was recut (WECSOGed) and works OK now, so it was the slide, and not magazines or the extractor, which I checked first. As you say, for a few dollars more (now that would make a great title for a movie!) I could have bought a name brand slide instead of a Sarco no name. Goes to prove there is one born every minute.

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