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Colt Huntsman locked slide problem

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by Hedrin, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Cleaning out house for sale, I came across a Colt Huntsman I don't remember purchasing. It is rusty and needs work. The main problem is I am unable to rack the slide. It moves about an eighth of an inch then stops. Safety is off. I have tried squirting penetrating oil all over the place. This has only made the slide slippery.

    Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Is it unloaded? Maybe a chambered round welded itself to the chamber with green goo.
     
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  3. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    I hope you tell us how you fixed this; it sounds like a good one.
     
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  4. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    No, it's empty.
     
  5. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hopefully, someone didn't try to remove the slide without retracting it all the way back and then pressing the little round button on top that holds the slide spring in a compressed state.
    If that happened, you can kiss that slide goodbye, as the only way that I know of to get the slide to move back is to cut it off the frame.
     
  6. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Sub Light Speed Well-Known Member

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    If I remember correctly, you could drill out the top button to release the spring! I would check with Velzey and see what he has to say!
    pix_huntsman.jpg
     
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  7. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    It's part #7 in the schematic that's the culprit. I've heard of this problem more then a couple of times and it never did work out very well for the slide.
     
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  8. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well... Poop!
     
  9. DRZ400S

    DRZ400S Washougal, WA. Active Member

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    I give ya two dollars fur it.:rolleyes:
     
  10. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Step 1. Don't do anything else to it.

    #2 Find an expert who has cracked this problem before.

    #3 get quote.
     
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  11. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    I've seen this problem before on Colts, Hi Standards, and variants that have this type of frame rails. Moisture gets in and rust forms on the inside of the frame rails and stuck it is!

    I soak and soak well, I won't disclose all my tricks. But I can make it work and not drill any extra holes in it, or make any ball peen hammer indents in it :)
     
  12. Hedrin

    Hedrin Portland area Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Achevement unlocked: Expert found!

    Can I get an approximate quote please?
     
  13. BVB

    BVB PDX Active Member

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    try Revelation Arms in Aloha, he fixed mine.
     
  14. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    PM inbound!