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    Glad she is back together!

    Like the others have said straight in. What I didn't see mentioned is if you dont go straight in you get the idiot scratch!

    My PT1911 has one and I have been stripping 1911's for years. The AC was out, 110 outside, a cool 108 inside with sweaty and oily hands...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TexasAviator View Post
    Glad she is back together!

    Like the others have said straight in. What I didn't see mentioned is if you dont go straight in you get the idiot scratch!
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    actually I was waiting for her?? him?? to get it back together before I mentioned that it is commonly known as a "IDIOT SCRATCH" but now that you have let the cat out of the bag!--He-he-He.
    MY son put one on the side of one of my 1911's don't remember which one now!
    I asked Ok so you know how to put this thing back together? oh yea i know!
    i look around and it looks like hes trying to screw in a lightbulb!
    what can you say he shoots a Glock!
    likely gets this from his mothers genes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thelema93 View Post
    I think the take down notch is lined up properly. The issue is that the slide catch is being blocked by the part circled in red in the attached image. This is the case when I try to push it straight in.

    I am so glad you posted these great pictures and details for your issue. I was having the exact same issue with my brand new Taurus 1911 (not the PT) commander. Zero rounds down range. When purchased the gun store broke it down, goofed and sent the slide spring for a flight, than reassembled without issue.

    When I arrived home to clean the manufacture dust and prep for shooting I too ran into the exact issue you talk about in this post. I had to get my son to assist in both the removal and insertion for the slide locking pin (hope that is the correct name). Looking over this thread and a thread on 10-8 performance about the 1911 showing more details about locking the pin into place (start slightly lower, but not all the way down, and apply upward as well as inward pressure) to lock the pin.

    Looking at what was catching, not sliding smooth, I noticed how rough the pin was when sliding over the spring between the slide lock and the thumb safety.

    I was able to remove the slide lock and take 1000 grit sand paper to smooth the section on the pin to slide much easier over the spring end. With less than 5 min. of work, careful to not remove much metal, just to smoth and make slick. Now the pin is as easy as it should be to get in and out. This is my first 1911 to own, not my first to use. I have disassembled a S&W, Rock Island, and a Colt without issues. Thus my confusion on my brand new Taurus.

    With a little work, I am really looking forward to shooting my Taurus.

    Hope this can help someone else down the line that might have a similar issue.

    Thank you, keep your sites clear, and your target in line.
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    Wow, talk about a blast from the past ! Glad this old thread helped out.


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    There is a very easy modification that can be done to the slide stop to allow easy installation. Few minutes will a needle file.




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    I have a Springfield 1911 GI Model. If it is any consolation I gave mine a pretty good scratch too doing the very same thing.

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    Every combat 1911 I've ever seen has that scratch, so I call it the combat scratch. Worrying about an "idiot scratch" is for people who think more about form than function. To put it kindly.

    The most difficult 1911 I own to reassemble is my Rock Island double stack. You have to push straight in on that one, because of the bulky frame required to accommodate the double stack magazine. The usual insertion method just won't work. For that one, I take the very tip of a small knife and push the pin out of the way as I insert the slide stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by texastaurusguy View Post
    Wow, talk about a blast from the past ! Glad this old thread helped out.


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    I guess some "thread resurrection" can be as old as the 1911 itself? This time, it seems to serve a purpose!
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