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I recently bought this pistol for a good price as it was missing the firing pin. I located a pin & spring and am trying to install. I removed the takedown rod which allows for the barrel to be removed and then the slide. I could not get the firing pin & spring to seat so I wanted to put the gun back together a bit before trying again later. I placed the slide back onto the frame and now it seems locked and will not move with the magazine in or out. Can one of you help me?

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I've actually watched both of those videos before. If you are suggesting that I remove the group to get to the internals, will I need to get to the ejector & hold open catch or will removing the mag catch free up the slide?

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I've actually watched both of those videos before. If you are suggesting that I remove the group to get to the internals, will I need to get to the ejector & hold open catch or will removing the mag catch free up the slide?

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If I remember correctly, you are right - removing the mag catch spring (the top of which I think presses against the ejector/hold open thing) may release your slide. Also, a worn magazine lip may not be pushing the hold open far enough to release the slide. Since you most likely have a gap between mag catch and mag floorplate, if this is your problem you can try using a floorplate "spacer" to push the mag up a bit. You can cut a small strip of metal from, say, a beer can, fold it and insert at the back of the mag floorplate.
 
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