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Old December 19, 1999, 10:38 PM   #1
blooch
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i have an old para ordnance frame kit that with the exception of this one problem is totally reliabe. it seems after 6-8 rounds fired the slide stop lever will catch the slide even though the gun is not empty. it does not matter which magazine is used ( i have several). the para frame has a wilson slide and brown barrel if that helps. help
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Old December 20, 1999, 03:01 PM   #2
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I added an extended reach slide release to my Browning Hi-Power and had same experience. All I can figure is something about the way I hold gun. (I hold lightly) The momentum of the extension must do something as I have no problem with the regular release.
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Old December 20, 1999, 09:51 PM   #3
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Sometimes the slide stop sticks too far into the frame and occasionally the nose of the next bullet to come up in the magazine will "bump" it into the lock position. To check: remove the slide, put the slide stop back in the frame and insert loaded magazine. Check the clearance between the nose of the bullet and the tab of the slide stop. If it touches, carefully file the back of the tab, a little at a time until it clears. Sometimes you need to hold slight downward pressure on the slide stop and manually push rounds out of the magazine and up the feed ramp. Feel for the next round coming up in the mag to bump the slide stop.
When filing, remove very little metal at a time and test often. If you goof and take off too much, you can't put it back. Replacing the slide stop is the only cure for that. Remember slow and easy does it.
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Old December 20, 1999, 10:51 PM   #4
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thanks guys. i went out and shot with a friend watching, it wasn't my finger or thumb, there was no brass or anything on the slide stop lever, so i drilled a hole on the slide stop in the plunger and now it is fixed. this message oard has been quite helpful, not only in answering my questions but also with reading the old ones, whoever is responsible, thanks.
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