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colt 45 acp stainless...no feed ramp...

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Mike Sr., Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Mike Sr.

    Mike Sr. Well-Known Member

    I purchased off this site a colt combat commander model.

    I was loading it and noticed there is no feed ramp from the grip frame upto the barrel chamber...? Or at the chamber end of the barrel?

    First time I have EVER seen NO FEED RAMP....

    Is this right?
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2013
  2. ghitch75

    ghitch75 Well-Known Member

    pic?....my commander has one...
  3. Mike Sr.

    Mike Sr. Well-Known Member


    i can take a pic w/my phone and send it but I do not know how to put the pic here?
  4. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Multiple choice:

    A: This is your first gun of 1911 family and you have never seen a pistol with a "two piece" feed ramp, partly machined into the frame, partly machined into the barrel.

    B: You bought an incomplete gun that had not had either the frame or barrel completely machined.

    There are discussions of posting pictures here under Technical Support.
  5. Mike Sr.

    Mike Sr. Well-Known Member

    Hi Jim, I think it might be A ...searching Youtube and I found a video and the grip frame looks the same in the video as mine does where the round should feed into the chamber...trying to find a better video........

    I did notice in the video there seemed to be a full length guide rod but in mine when I removed the barrel there was just a spring and the base pin with the loop ...should there have been a guide rod?

    feel kinda foolish.... :eek:(

    I have a series 80..45 acp.
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2013
  6. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    What I figured.

    A full length guide rod is an add on of debatable value. Some like them, some don't.

    The baseline Colt design has a short recoil spring guide.
    I do not know if that is what you mean by "base pin with the loop."
    Please look at a parts diagram and refer to things by the standard terms.
  7. Mike Sr.

    Mike Sr. Well-Known Member

    base pin with the loop: the barrel linkage which is secured to the frame with the pin you push from the left side thru to the right side after it is aligned with the slide...

    next colt 45 acp I get will have the paper work... with the schematic's .....!!!!!!!
  8. cauldron

    cauldron Well-Known Member

    Slide stop?

    or maybe barrel link.

    The link is a small piece with two holes and does not come off the bottom rear of the barrel. The slide stop is a lever on the left of the pistol, with a pin that goes through the frame, and then the link on the barrel, and then the frame again...
  9. ghitch75

    ghitch75 Well-Known Member

  10. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    If your gun did not come with a recoil spring guide, part no 41 on the Numrich diagram linked by ghitch75, you were sold an incomplete pistol.

    Note: A Commander takes a shorter recoil spring guide than a Government Model.

    If it is there and we are operating in a state of confusion, I suggest you go to
    and look at the parts diagram, operation, and disassembly sections there.
  11. Mike Sr.

    Mike Sr. Well-Known Member


    From the link -see above yours, from ghitch75- it has parts 40, 41 and 42. So I should be okay...
  12. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Well, I had to ask.
    There was a post on one of the gunboards recently where a gun did come in with no recoil spring guide at all. The recoil spring was just bearing right on the link lug of the barrel.
  13. Mike Sr.

    Mike Sr. Well-Known Member

    the help...

    Thank all of you for jumping into my concern and educating me real

    thanks mike sr

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