not sure how this happened....or how to fix... but I tried to clean my 1911 delta 10mm yesterday and the rod that is normally recessed enough to let that small plated piece rotate to the left after you depress the bushing piece around it was sticking out too far, almost flush with the bushing that you push down to release. most of the videos I looked up and watched showed the rod more recessed or sunken so it was never an issue once the bushing piece was depressed out of the way to rotate that small flat plated piece that is around the front of the barrel... I know there are a good handful of 1911 experts and enthusiasts that might have encountered this before or know whats wrong with it and perhaps you can enlighten me on how to resolve the issue. no matter how hard i pushed on that rod, it would not go down far enough to rotate the other piece to the left to release the slide spring. i posted a couple pics so you can see what i'm attempting to describe. delta barrel face delta barrel face any help or suggestions are welcome.......Thanks!