Older JH .45 slide lock?

Discussion in 'Vintage Topic Archive (Sept - 2009)' started by bigmikelaw, Feb 19, 2008.

  1. bigmikelaw

    bigmikelaw Guest

    Hi. I have an older JH .45 (see image below) that I bought used.

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    So far I've only put 100 rounds through it. Other than 2 stovepipes it shot fine. However, the slide doesn't lock back after the last round is fired. I thought nothing of it until I saw some videos on YouTube of people firing the new .45 ACP.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSGjfmYJH9A[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNKrG0XcMuo[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKpj-nlRfbg&feature=related[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSfT8J4dWM4&feature=related[/ame]

    On these the slide locks back after the last round. Does anyone know if the older models are supposed to lock back?

    BTW, when I was cleaning it I noticed the paint on the feedramp was peeling off. It looked like someone had gone over a lot of spots with touch up paint, feedramp included. Thanks to the instructions from this site I was able use my Dremel to polish the feedramp. Below is the obligatory image.

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    Anyway, I'm glad to find such an informative group full of good people.
     
  2. unscarred

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    JH-45 models do not have last round hold open. That started with Model JHP-45. in 2003
     

  3. bigmikelaw

    bigmikelaw Guest

    Thanks. I guess I have nothing to worry about then. I can't wait to get back to the range. For such a heavy monster it shoots surprisingly well. Having not fired a weapon in over 23 years I had a ball shooting it.