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Problem w/Atstra A-75...help

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Don Lu, Apr 19, 2008.

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  1. Don Lu

    Don Lu Member

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    Today I cleaned and lubricated my Astra A-75...after reassembly, It is VERY hard to rack the slide..I took it apart again just to make sure nothing was out of place. When I reassembled it...still very hard to rack the slide...any ideas ?and....Im a strong guy...I promise its not a streghnth issue..lol.

    thanks ahead for any input !
     
  2. hksw

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    Possible the spring is binding? (Try turning it around.)

    You don't see any burrs on the rails?
     
  3. Don Lu

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    don't see anything onrails....I'll try turning the spring around...why would that make a diference?
     
  4. Don Lu

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    turning the spring did the trick...so simple but I would nerver have thought to do it....can u explain what happened and why spring needed to beturned ? is there a right side and wrong side of a spring ?
     
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    Sometimes, as you discovered yours is one, 1911s also usually have asymmetrical springs -- the open end points towards the bushing, although if you get it backwards its not such a big deal.

    --wally.
     
  6. Don Lu

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    great info...thanks a lot !
     
  7. Glockorama

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    Nice to see a thread about something a little unusual (A-75).

    I saw an A-75 in 9mm at a pawn shop about a year ago for $250. Almost popped for it. They are hard to find these days. Same parts aquisition problems as Star, but good, solid guns.

    One nice thing about the new captive springs in a lot of pistols..You can't put 'em in backwards.;)
     
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    As noted above, sometimes it does make a difference. To tell you the truth, I never really noticed it myself in my A-75s as they've never bound on me whenever I re-assembled them so never looked for the problem.
     
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