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Posted: 7/28/2002 11:48:57 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/28/2002 11:50:38 AM EST by az-gunner]
I got my first 1911.
It's an Auto Ordnance very basic model. I've never owned or fired a 1911 before so I kept the model basic andthe price low. It didn't come with an owners manual so, how do you take this thing down for cleaning? I was able to figure out how to get the slide off. However, I couldn't figure out how to get the barrel out of the slide. Help would be appriciated.
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 1:27:57 PM EST
Go over to www.m1911.org for an excellent resource on 1911s. Congrats on the purchase of one of the finest firearm designs in history!
Link Posted: 7/28/2002 7:24:38 PM EST
Holy crap!
The barrel comes right out of the front
after removing the the guide rod, spring and bushing.

Link Posted: 7/28/2002 11:12:46 PM EST
Thanks for the help. I got the take down directions for the 1911 site. I had the right idea all along. I knew that the U shaped bushing on the front had something to do with the take down. The only 1911 I ever saw taken down was when I was in elementary school. I'm the "gun nut" of my family and circle of friends. So, I didn't get to see/handle another 1911 until I decided to buy one for myself.

The "bushing" for lack of proper name, wouldn't turn far enough to disengage the "spring cover". I thought I was doing it wrong. Nope. It just needed a little bit more torque. I actually had to get a wrench to get it to turn all the way the 1st time. I have since, taken it down and cleaned/lubed it. It does turn easier than before, but does take a little extra effort. Are they supposed to be this tight? Will it get easier with frequent leaning/lube or should I have it checked out?
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 6:03:11 AM EST
What`s a 1911?
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 7:48:23 AM EST
1911! They still make those antiques? I had an A O, azgunner, it did just fine.
Link Posted: 7/29/2002 11:20:42 PM EST
You have a TIGHT AutoOrdnance? Lucky fellow. I'd hang onto it!
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