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DW CBOB Slide Release Hard to Remove

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Cougfan2, May 27, 2010.

  1. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have a DW CBOB and love the pistol, but it is a bear to take down for cleaning. Other 1911's I've had I could just pop the slide release loose with a good push of my thumb. I have to take a brass punch to this thing to get it out. Anyone have any suggestions? I don't want the thing to just fall out, but I would like to make it a little easier to take down.
     
  2. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Is it tight in the hole, or tight to the plunger?

    Or even too tight coming through the notch in the slide?
     
  3. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Contact Kieth at Dan Wesson. He may want to see it.

    Dave
     
  4. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    It's tight to the plunger.
     
  5. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Dumn question, but..... Do you take out the recoil spring first? Take recoil spring plug out the front of the slide first, then releasing tension on the recoil spring. I know, I know, but I've seen guys leave the recoil spring assy in there and push the slide stop pin out, and the slide shoots off, and they insist that's the way to do it.

    Anyway the slide stop should just pop out..... It's a gun that was designed to field strip with no tools. If it's the plunger detent, you can take it out, and polish the tip with rouge, that might slick it up.
     
  6. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yes I take out the recoil spring first. This isn't the first 1911 I've had. I was actually thinking about what you suggested. Maybe polishing the detent in the slide assy where the plunger goes with jewelers rouge. Good suggestion.

    Any other suggestions folks?
     
  7. turq

    turq Molino,oregon Member

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    Coat it with Permatex Anti-Seize and you could after coated put some gun oil to 'move' the anti-seize into the detent recess.