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Help! New Slide Won't Go Into Battery.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Chupacabra, Mar 6, 2004.

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  1. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra Member

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    The Ceiner .22 conversion kit I ordered from Cabella's arrived yesterday and I promptly cleaned it, lubed it, and installed it on my Kimber Custom II 1911. Installation was a snap but I noticed something odd when I racked the slide...It stayed locked back after I let go! (I know you're not supposed to do that but I wanted to make sure everything worked mechanically) Only after nudging it forward with my thumb did it go back into battery.

    I know normally the slide can only lock back if there is a magazine present, but I took it out before I installed the kit.

    Is there something wrong with the conversion kit? Should I be worried? Does it need to be sent back?

    Any help you guys can offer would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    re: Help!

    Howdy Chupa,

    Sounds like there's a tight spot in the slide/frame fit. Sometimes they drop in and go...somethies they don't.

    Tuner's Rx...Put just a dab of J&B Bore Cleaner in the frame rails at the
    front and mid-ways. Work the slide back and forth once or twice to spread
    it out. Add 2-3 drops of oil per rail work the slide through its travel about
    25-30 times. Clean it out..oil it...put it back together and see if it ain't a bit
    better.

    Another possibility is that the disconnect is making hard contact with the cocking rail. A little oil and some use will probably smooth it out. If it
    went forward just a little and stopped, that's probably it. If it didn't
    move at all, it's probably the slide/frame fit.

    Luck!

    Tuner
     
  3. Chupacabra

    Chupacabra Member

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    Thanks Tuner! I'll try that out.

    :D
     
  4. Arc Angel

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    :rolleyes: Yes, I agree with, '1911 Tuner'. I'd, also, try a dab of synthetic grease inside each slide track. Something like, 'Sentry Solutions Hi-Slip' grease works well for me. Good luck! :)

    Here's the link: http://www.sentrysolutions.com/AllProducts.shtml
     
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