Colt 1903 32cal 1917

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by PackMan, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. PackMan

    PackMan New Member

    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?
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

    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?

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  3. The_Kid

    The_Kid New Member

    I agree, you would need to provide images of relevant parts for one to more than speculate what the problem might be.
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

    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.