Marv Z Posted July 15, 2010 Share Posted July 15, 2010 (edited) I just got my Springer Loaded back from the custom shop after having a red dot mount installed. It was so tight you can't even rack the slide. I removed the guide rod and barrel bushing and finally got the slide off. The slide was rubbing on the dot mount, so I clearanced it with a small file. The slide nows works freely on the frame. Go to put it back together and as soon as you install the barrel bushing, it binds up again. After looking at it for awhile, you can tell the link and/or pin is binding in the barrel mounts. My other 1911 has no such problem and works freely. I even put it's barrel and link in the first gun and sure enough it works fine now.. All I had done was a mount installed and now the slide won't even rack! All I can figure is they dropped the barrel or something and damaged it. So much for test firing the gun. You have to literally force the bushing into place because the barrel is binding on the pin. Now I know the logical thing would be to send it back, but it took them 4 months the first time. Brownells instructions say tap the pin out with a punch, but it's really tight. I wacked it a couple times and it ain't moving and seems to have made it worse. I've always had good work from the Custom Shop, but they dropped the ball on this one. Has anyone replaced the link before and have any advice? Edited July 15, 2010 by Marv Z Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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