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Posted: 5/21/2005 4:27:20 PM EDT
there is a gap between the slide and the receiver about an inch long.just enough to see light and part of the spring is this normal. it ia at the end of the receiver.
Link Posted: 5/21/2005 7:50:23 PM EDT
Are you talking about the bottom side of the slide, where the dust cover extends from the frame? If so, I don't think the spring should be exposed but I'm certainly no Colt expert.

Or are you saying you can look down the inside of the dust cover & see the recoil spring? If so, then yes, this is normal.
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 4:36:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 6:07:22 PM EDT by SGB]
Link Posted: 5/22/2005 5:57:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/22/2005 5:57:42 PM EDT by hobbs5624]
If you look from the side and hold your gun up to light, you should see light come through and be able to see the recoil spring on most guns in the area between the arrows (approximately).

Customarily, the top of the dust cover is not flush with the bottom of the slide, since this causes excessive slide drag. If you have a full length giude rod, you will not see any light coming through.
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 3:57:22 PM EDT
In my gunsmithing cource on COLTS I was taught when tighting slide,(peen down rails0 YOU SHOULD FILE THAT AREA SLIGHTLY TO PREVENT BINDING ON RECOIL ,SORRY ABOUT CAPS GUNS IS MY LIFE NOT TYPEING HA HA
Link Posted: 5/23/2005 7:33:36 PM EDT
this was the area of the gap. it was at least the width of a flat tooth pick I could see all the way through it.I TOOK IT BACK THE GUY GAVE ME MY MONEY BACK.also you could pull down on the slide to
get it to open and close.to bad was a nice gun other than the gap.
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