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Thread: Series 70 Combat Government RT side of frame metal pushed out

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    Unhappy Series 70 Combat Government RT side of frame metal pushed out

    Hi everyone I'm new to this so here goes. I have a Series 70 Combat Government. I installed an ED Brown barrel and one piece spring guide and a new Wilson Extended slide release before going to a shoot. After 250 rounds I tore it down for cleaning. On the right side of the frame where the hole for the slide release pin protrudes the metal around the hole was slightly pushed outward like a punch would make driving it through a piece of metal. The metal is pushed up enough it is visible and its high enough to catch your fingernail on it. I never had this problem when I had the stock barrel and a Wilson spring guide buffer/dampener and my Safari Arms extended slide release. The Safari Arms slide release was not locking the slide after last round is why it was replaced. Now prior to that the pistol has probably at least 3,000 rounds through it with no problems. Has anyone else had this happen to their frame? I'm thinking taking the one piece guide rod out and putting the Wilson dampener back in. Also debating on cleaning up the right side of the frame and getting it hard chromed or sending the frame back to Colt for repair and refinish.

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    Please post a photo. In fact, please post two photos, one of the problem area with the slide stop in place, and one with the slide stop removed.

    Also, please confirm the following. You have installed new:
    • Barrel
    • Slide stop
    • Recoil spring guide (full length)


    Did you also change the recoil spring? Recoil spring plug?
    Hawkmoon
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    Frames are pretty thick in that area. If that were due to some type of battering, it would be pretty serious. I would also expect the slide stop pin holes to show signs of elongation.

    Is the raised metal uniform all around the circumference of the hole?
    Or is it localized to certain areas?

    Is the metal raised up only at the very edges of the hole (like a burr)?

    Was your new slide stop lever pin maximum size at .200" and required a bit of force to push it through?
    Is it possible there was an inward facing burr at the edge of the hole, and the larger pin forced the burr outward?

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    Last edited by megafiddle; 15th May 2019 at 23:29.


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    New slide release dropped right in, in fact I think the diameter is slightly smaller than my Safari Arms slide release. Metal that is raised around the hole is almost uniform. I would send pictures but canít seem to find anything on this site to add photos

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    Instructions can be found in the FAQ section, accessible from the menu at the top of forum pages:

    https://forum.m1911.org/faq.php?faq=...ostingpictures

    https://forum.m1911.org/faq.php?faq=...q_alt_pictures

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