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Disassembly Glock captive spring?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by heypete, Jul 10, 2005.

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  1. heypete

    heypete Member

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    Disassembling Glock captive spring + odd self-disassembly story...

    Is it possible to disassembly the captive spring that comes standard with a Glock 19? Try as I might, I've been unable to get it apart for cleaning. After nearly 10,000 rounds I figured it would be a good thing to have clean.

    Additionally, a rather odd experience occured tonight: After putting several hundred rounds downrange, I ensured my G19 was unloaded, cased it, and took it back home. When I opened the case to disassemble and clean the pistol, I racked the slide, ensured it was unloaded, released the slide, then pulled the trigger in preparation for disassembly...and the slide falls off onto my desk. :what:

    It would seem that the disassembly lever is not there anymore. I'm not sure if it was there when I was at the range (I can only assume it was, as the gun didn't self-disassemble), but it sure wasn't there when I got back.

    Anyone know where I can get this part, and how much it would cost? Any idea why this piece would suddenly not be there anymore? It was there the last time I reassembled it. Could it fall out during normal operation?
     
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  2. FM TIM

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    Try GLOCKMEISTER or any of the parts suppliers
     
  3. model 649

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    After 10,000 rounds, you should likely replace the recoil spring assy. Wolff sells a non-captive set-up for Glocks, or you can get a new like assy. for your gun. make sure you still have the leaf spring still in the gun that supports the takedown lever and that it has some tension left in it. Check with Ranch products for one of their fine extended takedowns. That .034 increase sure makes it easy to manipulate.
    Josh
     
  4. Rockstar

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    The reason the slide lock fell out is because the slide lock spring broke. Both parts are available from Lonewolf Distributors or any of the other online Glock parts vendors.

    It's possible to disassemble a factory Glock guide rod, but certainly not for cleaning. Any cleaning that needed to be done could be accomplished by squirting Simple Green or some other cleaner on the guide rod assembly, then rinsing thoroughly.

    You can also get a guide rod/spring assembly from Lonewolf. Glock/Smyrna would probably send you one free.
     
  5. Dr. J Frame

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    I normally order through http://www.lonewolfdist.com/ also. They offer US Postal Service as a shipping option. Parts show up in my mailbox 2 days after order is placed.

    Also order an etra $2 trigger spring. This is the most common part to fail, though rare, in my experiences with 51 different Glocks.
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    You probably need this(below)-
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    Before purchasing the Wolff non-captured, guide-rod assembly--when I carried a G19(G26 now)--I simply tossed the factory assembly in a container of Hopps #9 and shook it up. This would remove all the debris.
     
  6. heypete

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    Ah, this is why I come to the High Road.

    Folks, you're absolutely right...the slide lock spring is indeed missing, which would lead to the release lever itself going missing.

    I've ordered the appropriate Glock OEM parts from Lone Wolf (I don't need the extra milimeter on the lever), and hopefully they should be here shortly. Total price was $5.98, plus about $2.50 for shipping. Amazing that parts are available so inexpensively.

    I'm rather short on cash right now (just made an ammo + CMP Garand purchase...on credit), so I can't really afford more than the missing parts right now. Perhaps in the future when I have more money I'll pick up a bunch of spare parts.

    Thanks for all your help. You all get free beer the next time you're in the Bay Area. :)
     
  7. treeprof

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    Per 649's comment, you shoulda ordered some new recoil springs, and then swap them out every 3k rounds or so. Re cleaning them in the interim, fold over a bore patch, stick it between the coils and and "screw" it up or down the rod; That works just fine.
     
  8. shooter1

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    A good solution to the guide rod/recoil spring problem is to replace the stock guide rod with a SS one from Lone Wolff. Purchase a couple of extra springs while you're there and have them available to change the recoil spring when required. They have both the captive and non captive guide rods. I prefer the captive for ease of assembly. An allen wrench is all that is required to change the springs on the captive model.
    str1
     
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