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I have a 1911 that i sent out to electroless nickel plate. Before it was sent out i didnt have any issues with it,now it seems like the rear end of the magazine hangs lower when inserted and gun wont chamber a round unless I push the mag up and release the slide at the same time. After first round is chambered with me pushing the mag up and releasing the slide, gun functions flawlessly. Ive tried different magazines with the same result. Basicly when I try to chamber a round slide gets stuck on the rim of the casing. Any ideas what the problem might be?
Try posting this in the 1911 forum here and you'll get some answers..
Sounds like you just need to lube it WELL, make sure you have
a new recoil spring installed and get 300-400 rounds fired. The
plating may be a bit thick and causing increased drag on the slide.
You could also sit in front of the tv, with ammo in another room and
HAND cycle the slide 1-2k times. Do not let the slide drop on an
You may have gotten the wrong mag catch installed. The hieght that they hold the mag in the reciever is different on some guns. Some one else may have yours in their gun. You could try a different model mag. I have been told -- no direct knowlege here -- that Colt and STI mag catches hold the mag higher up.
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