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Can you put this back together for me.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by gordy, Mar 10, 2013.

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  1. gordy

    gordy Member

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    Today at my gun club meeting a fellow member asked me If I knew anything about Sterling autos. I told him that years back I had one in 22 cal. He holds out a plastic bag and tells me he took it apart and had no idea how to get it back as it was. I told him I would try. It only took about 15 minutes and we are set.
    I remember years back taking guns apart and hearing something hit the wall and saying sh*# what was that? anyone else have a story on how and why not to take it apart.
     

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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I have found over the years you just have to be slightly smarter then the sum of the parts in the bag.

    Some folks just shouldn't be allowed to own a junk drawer with a nail & a hammer in it.
    Then they couldn't take guns apart!


    rc
     
  3. olderguns

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    Everyone finally meets a gun that won‘t play nice, then hopefully you find someone who‘s had/has that model that will help you get it back in one piece,
    But believe me you do not know embarrassment until you fight with your first ruger Markiii for hours, then your friends 12 year old daughter consoles you by saying don‘worry I‘ll fix it for you,,, gets it back together in like 2 minutes.
     
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    My kind of girl!
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    The assembly looks similar to a Jennings semiauto. If all the parts are there, it's not hard. Fit the loose parts back into where they came from,start the slide over the barrel with the back end tipped up to clear the catch at the back of the frame, with the trigger depressed(?) push the catch forward to allow the back of the slide to drop down onto the guide rails. The striker spring acts against the catch to hold it in place. The striker spring is the part that usually zings across the room during disassembly. It's been a couple of decades since I had one apart so memory is a little blurry.
     
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    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

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    Had a similar instance when I wanted to thoroughly clean an AMT Backup SA .380. After going through the usual places for diss-assembly instruction (Youtube, no manuals etc) I found an exploded parts diagram. Have taken it fully apart very confidently 3 or 4 times now and the brick still shoots. Just much cleaner now. Was rather disturbed the first time I took it apart and found a piece of a tooth under the internal hammer.
     
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