Colt series 80 officer's


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Geordie
October 24, 2006, 06:51 AM
I just got a used series 80 officer's model. My question is- the recoil spring(s) plug has a nipple that will fit into a corresponding notch in the slide. When it is fitted that way and the pistol is in full battery the recoil spring plug extends 1/4 inch or more below the barrel/slide is this correct? I can depress and turn the plug but, that leaves the barrel bushing unsupported. I have yet to fire this pistol and do not want to damage it.
Your help is appreciated.
Thanks,
Geordie

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XavierBreath
October 24, 2006, 08:05 AM
When it is fitted that way and the pistol is in full battery the recoil spring plug extends 1/4 inch or more below the barrel/slide is this correct?That is correct. Yep, it looks kind of funny, but it is correct.

Enjoy your pistol. In the future, you may want to consider a Clark's reverse plug on it, but research it first. For now, just enjoy.

Here's my modified Series 80 Colt Compact (http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2006/05/custom-colt-carry-gun.html).

http://www.bayourovers.com/ColtOfficersACP.jpg

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