I need some technical advice...

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by Dagwood, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    I broke the recoil spring guide on my "llama". I bought another one off of an individual from another forum. I know, how could I have frequented another forum! I'll give myself 40 lashes with a whip later. Ha ha
    But seriously, the new rod is just a little longer than the old one. Maybe 1/8". I installed it. The gun seemed to cycle fine, but I don't want to break it again. What do you guys think?
    Should I run it? Should I cut the rod down? Should I take it to a gunsmith? I value all of your opinions, as always.
     

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  2. ratchowmein

    ratchowmein Member

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    File it or touch it to a grinding wheel with a water bath to cool. Why take the chance, it's only a few minutes to do it? Cycle it without the spring to see what hits.
    Question is, why did it break in the first place?
     

  3. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    OK Rat, I'll confess. I broke it. I had just got back from shooting an I was getting ready to clean it. I pulled the takedown pin and pulled the slide forward and snap, it broke. Why, because I forgot to remove the barrel bushing and spring plug. I know, rookie move.
     
  4. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    An extra 40 lashes for that move, but you can use a wet spaghetti noodle.