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 froth 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, and slide, which may then together
he drawn forward from the receiver, carrying also the barrel
hushing, 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 thaw forward from the
slide. This releases the barrel which may then be drawn
forward and out.
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 the 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
using the hammer strut, push out the housing pin; then
withdraw mainspring 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
To remove magazine catch, its checkered left end must
be pressed inward far enough to permit the catch lock to he
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 not to
let the lock and spring jump away when released.
The trigger may then be removed rearward from the
To remove firing pin and spring, press downward on
rear end of firing pin which will release tension and start
firing pin stop, which may then be removed. Remove firing
pin and spring, taking care firing pin and spring do not
jump away. (Click here
for detailed instructions for how to remove firing pin.)
To remove main-spring, cap and housing pin retainer
from the main-spring housing, push the main-spring 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.
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 Ire 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 during this operation.)
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 the same time
inward; this will cause the upper round part of the stop to
push the plunger back and the stop will snap into place.