Browning model 1955 380

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by ToddJ, Aug 27, 2013.

  1. ToddJ

    ToddJ New Member

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    This model is base on the 1910 9mm short, to being disassembly after clearing the pistol, remove the barrel bushing by locking the receiver and turning the bushing ccw,
    I have one in great shape but the bushing will only turn 1/16 of a turn and no further, thus not being able to remove the spring, any thoughts about a fix or what I may not be doing correctly
     

  2. ToddJ

    ToddJ New Member

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    Been in a cap full of Kano for almost 24 hours, hope it works
     
  3. ToddJ

    ToddJ New Member

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    How much does the bushing turn, a half turn?
     
  4. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Yeah I think so. Been a few years since I've seen a gun like that.
     
  5. ToddJ

    ToddJ New Member

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    Still no luck, it only moves the 1/16 of turn, even with a little force applied using a cloth and pliers
     
  6. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Try giving it some taps with a rubber mallet.
     
  7. crash11049

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    I found these instructions hope they help
    1. To field strip the Browning .380 remove and unload the magazine. Replace the magazine and draw the slide fully to the rear checking to make certain the chamber is empty. Pull the trigger and engage the safety. Use a tool to force the slide ring rearward and rotate 1/4 turn, holding the slide ring tightly, easing it out of the slide. Remove the recoil spring while turning it counter clockwise as viewed from the muzzle.

    2. Remove the magazine. Release the safety and pull the slide back until the safety can be raised into the forward slide notch. Turn the barrel to the right (as viewed from the rear) as far as it will go. Release the safety and move the slide forward off the frame. Withdraw the firing pin and signal pin with springs from the rear of the slide. Turn the barrel fully to the left and remove through the front of the slide.
     
  8. rick-ky

    rick-ky New Member

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    The trick to disassembling a 1910

    You have to press in very firmly on the bushing to release it from its bayonet so it will turn. If you manage this with your fingers (it's possible), there's a good chance of the bushing flying across the room as the recoil spring is pretty stiff. I found a rubber crutch tip of the correct diameter to use as a tool to depress and turn the bushing, it speeds things up a lot.

    The bushing turns 90 degrees: with the spanner slots vertical it's locked, when they're horizontal it comes off.
     
  9. ToddJ

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    Thanks........I have it apart now, cleaning
     
  10. rick-ky

    rick-ky New Member

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    I had exactly the same problem with mine when I bought it recently - took a little poking around to figure it out.
     
  11. ToddJ

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    Thanks again, this model had only been shot about 10 rounds through it, manufactured in 1964