TO TAKE DOWN THE PISTOL.
Remove the magazine by pressing the magazine catch.
(After removing magazine, look to see that there is no
cartridge left in the chamber.)
Press the plug inward with the index finger of the right
hand (or butt of magazine). Turn barrel bushing to the right
until the plug is free to go forward; then release tension
on the spring gradually to prevent plug from jumping away.
Draw slide back until the rear edge of the smaller recess in
the lower edge of the slide is even with the rear end of the
slide stop; press against end of slide stop which projects
from the opposite side of the receiver above the trigger
guard, and draw out the stop.
This releases the barrel, link and slide, which may then
together be drawn forward from the receiver, carrying also
the barrel bushing, recoil spring, and recoil spring" guide.
Remove the spring and guide from the slide. Turn the barrel
bushing to the left as far as it will go and draw forward
from the slide. This releases the barrel which may then be
drawn forward and out if the link is tilted forward.
The foregoing is all the dismounting necessary to clean
and properly care for the arm.
It is not necessary to remove stocks as all parts of the
pistol can be dismounted and assembled with the stocks in
In taking the pistol apart, use no hammer, as dismounting
and assembling is quick and easy after a little practice.
The hammer should not be snapped when slide is removed
from the receiver.
TO COMPLETE DISMOUNTING
The safety lock is removed by cocking the hammer, then
grasping the thumb piece of the safety lock between the
thumb and index finger, steadily pull outward and at the
same time move back and forth. Lower hammer (don't snap) and
push out hammer pin using the safety lock. Remove hammer and
then, using hammer strut, push out the housing pin; then
with the hammer strut hooked into the lanyard loop, draw out
main-spring housing which contains main-spring. After
pushing the sear pin from right to left, using hammer strut
for this purpose, the sear and disconnector may be removed.
To remove magazine catch, its checkered left end must be
pressed inward far enough to permit the catch lock to be
turned to the left and out of its seat in the receiver,
using the short leaf of sear spring, when the catch with its
lock and spring may be removed. Care should be taken to not
let the lock and spring jump away when released.
The trigger may then be removed rearward from the
To remove firing pin and its spring, take hammer strut
and push rear end of pin inward and at same time downward on
the stop; this will start the stop from its seat in the
slide. When removing stop take care not to allow firing pin
and its spring to jump away. The extractor is now free and
may be removed by pushing on its front end with the end of
the hammer strut.
To remove main-spring, cap and housing pin retainer from
the main-spring housing, push the mainspring cap pin partly
out, and press main-spring cap down with hammer strut and
while pressing on the cap, pull the cap pin out. The parts
may be then removed.
To assemble the pistol, proceed in
reverse order, noting the following cautions:
When replacing the slide and barrel on the receiver, hold
the slide and receiver bottom side up and see that the link
is tilted forward as far as it will go and that the link pin
is in place.
To assemble the sear and disconnector, it is best to put
the two together, then hold the two by their lower ends and
put them in place in the receiver and replace the sear pin.
After the sear and disconnector are in place, replace
sear spring and be sure its lower end is located in the cut
in the receiver and the upper end of the left-hand leaf
resting on the sear, then slide the main-spring housing in
until its lower end projects below the frame about
one-eighth of an inch. Replace hammer and its pin; replace
grip safety; cock hammer and replace safety lock; lower
hammer, then push main-spring housing home, making hammer
strut enter main-spring cap, and put housing pin in place.
When assembling safety lock, the end of the magazine
follower which projects from the magazine can be used to
push the safety lock plunger back into the tube. (Hammer
must be cocked when doing this.)
When pressing the slide stop into place, see that its
upper rear end stops on the receiver, just under the small
slide stop plunger, then push the stop upward and at same
time inward; this will cause the upper round part of the
stop to push the plunger back and the stop will snap into