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Old 04-18-2012, 05:06 AM   #11
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Congrats on a beautiful gun man. Can't wait to get one of those for my collection. Currently saving for a nighthawk custom but due to funds it's gonna be awhile.....

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Old 04-18-2012, 05:27 PM   #12
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It is stuck on the spring guide. Just remove the barrel bushing and then the slide. You will be able to then remove the recoil spring.
Should I just hold the spring down and take the barrel bushing right off?

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The spring is closed on one end. It's the end you put on the the guide rod.

The open end goes into the spring plug.

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I can't get the spring to come out of the gun.

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Congrats on a beautiful gun man. Can't wait to get one of those for my collection. Currently saving for a nighthawk custom but due to funds it's gonna be awhile.....
Thanks. I love it so far.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:24 PM   #13
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The spring is closed on one end. It's the end you put on the the guide rod.

The open end goes into the spring plug.

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I can't get the spring to come out of the gun.
Do NOT pull the spring out of the gun. The spring will stretch and change it's function.

Pull the slide stop out and remove the slide. Then remove the spring from the rear while still attached to the guide rod.

Pinch the spring at the guide rod end and pull it off.

If you need more info, PM me and I'd be glad to help.

That is a great Colt and I want your experience with it to be a positive one!
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So far it has been great. I'm going to try when I get home. If I have any trouble I will ask. Thanks

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Very nice gun! Congrats! Enjoy

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The spring is closed on one end. It's the end you put on the the guide rod.

The open end goes into the spring plug.

Do NOT pull the spring out of the gun. The spring will stretch and change it's function.

Pull the slide stop out and remove the slide. Then remove the spring from the rear while still attached to the guide rod.

Pinch the spring at the guide rod end and pull it off.

If you need more info, PM me and I'd be glad to help.

That is a great Colt and I want your experience with it to be a positive one!
I got it apart and put it through the "break in" period that you had sent me. Worked flawlessly. Got it all cleaned up like new again.

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Thank you. So far it's functioned how I would expect it to.
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The spring is closed on one end. It's the end you put on the the guide rod.

The open end goes into the spring plug.

Do NOT pull the spring out of the gun. The spring will stretch and change it's function.

Pull the slide stop out and remove the slide. Then remove the spring from the rear while still attached to the guide rod.

Pinch the spring at the guide rod end and pull it off.

If you need more info, PM me and I'd be glad to help.

That is a great Colt and I want your experience with it to be a positive one!
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I got it apart and put it through the "break in" period that you had sent me. Worked flawlessly. Got it all cleaned up like new again.
Glad to hear it.

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Congrats on sweet piece ! I couldn't decide between Gold Cup & Combat Elite. I went w Combat Elite and have always wondered if I made the right call.

Although, when Arnold used my gun in Terminator II, it did make me feel a lot better...

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Congrats on sweet piece ! I couldn't decide between Gold Cup & Combat Elite. I went w Combat Elite and have always wondered if I made the right call.

Although, when Arnold used my gun in Terminator II, it did make me feel a lot better...
How do you like the combat elite?
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Love it but I have dropped a lot of $$ into it. Tungsten one piece guide rod, custom fitted bushing, extended safety & slide release, adj sights which I foolishly did not build into the slide but I love the sight picture. New trigger...

I used to compete in IPSC but had to avoid the unlimited class. I went w the best base model and then built it up as my wallet w allow. Yes, it did save me some money but my lessons learned, "Buy it the way you want it, right out of the box."

I do love my Colts but STI has impressed the hell out of me at the ranges I've been to. Fit & finish on the Colt is excellent. Sandblasted top w highly polished sides is a great contrast.

Bottom line: $600 NIB in 1988 and I've put another $400 into it. Wish it came w Beavertail. Shipping & handling for overnight is $65 each way and that has been killing me since my gunsmith retired.

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