You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of!    

Firearm & Gun Forum - > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns >

Colt 1903 32cal 1917

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-24-2012, 12:36 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 3
Default Colt 1903 32cal 1917

Hi all,
I got a colt 1903 about a year ago off gun broker and it was jammed up pretty bad, but I was able to fully disassemble. I went ahead and stripped and reblued everything and it actually looks pretty good. Have put a few hundred rounds through it and not one problem.

The problem I am having is that the grip safety doesn't work. (the gun will fire without pressing it in)
And when I pull the slide back theres a catch. ( it's not smooth like other 1903s I've handled.
I'm pretty sure the problems are related.
I've had it completely apart 5 times. Replaced all the springs and the leaf spring thing and still is not operating correctly

Any ideas?

PackMan is offline  
Reply With Quote

Join Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join Today! - Click Here

Old 08-24-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
mountainman13's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 11,525
Liked 2929 Times on 1724 Posts


Are you sure you put it back together right? Did you take a close look at the parts to see if anything is broken or peened?

I don't need No stinking signature.
mountainman13 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 06:17 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The_Kid's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 564
Liked 16 Times on 16 Posts
Likes Given: 94


I agree, you would need to provide images of relevant parts for one to more than speculate what the problem might be.
...nuff said.
The_Kid is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-25-2012, 12:45 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
danf_fl's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 12,361
Liked 4872 Times on 2701 Posts
Likes Given: 2376


The "catch" sounds almost like disconnector or disconnector cut-out on slide.

For the fun of it, swap some parts out with another.
Start with disconnector and sear first.
Then the grip safety.

No telling who or what attacked the insides.
Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)
danf_fl is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Colt 1903 vareb Semi-Auto Handguns 1 03-08-2012 09:46 AM
colt 1903 32 cal blitzen25cat Semi-Auto Handguns 3 08-27-2011 08:35 PM
Colt 1917 Rick1967 Revolver Handguns 6 05-19-2011 11:45 AM
1903 colt 38 Mattchef Gunsmithing Forum 3 12-23-2010 09:34 AM
colt 1903 .32 BugsMoran Semi-Auto Handguns 13 03-28-2009 01:56 AM