Maintenance

The converted pistol should be maintained in the same way as the master pistol except that the barrel and ejector should be removed and reassembled as follows:

^CAUTION: READ THE CAUTIONS IN SECTION 5 OF THE ACCOMPANYING PISTOL INSTRUCTION MANUAL.

1. After the slide has been removed from the receiver and the barrel bushing from the slide, pull barrel forward until ejector is clear of retaining groove and lift out ejector. See illustration.

ASSEMBLY NOTCH EJECTOR TONGUE

ASSEMBLY NOTCH EJECTOR TONGUE

Pistol Maintenance
LOOKING AT UNDERSIDE OF SLIDE

RECOIL SPRING

RECOIL SPRING

Smontaggio Colt Conversion Unit

2. Carefully align floating chamber with barrel lug and remove barrel and chamber assembly from front of slide.

3. Rotate floating chamber out of alignment with barrel lug and remove chamber from barrel. Thoroughly clean the floating chamber and barrel using barrel cleaning materials, and occasionally put a little thin oil on the friction points of the pistol.

4. Assemble in reverse order. When installing the ejector, the small ejector tongue must be engaged in the retaining groove of the slide. (See illustration above). After the barrel and barrel bushing* are assembled into the slide, run the slide onto the receiver until the barrel lug hole is exposed through the slide stop hole. Insert the slide stop* into the receiver and through the barrel lug, taking care not to scratch the pistol. Snap the slide stop into place by pressing up and in against the slide stop detent when the slide clearance notch is properly aligned. Then continue reassembling the pistol.

*Note: Be sure to install the correct barrel bushing and slide stop. The slide stop in the conversion unit is stamped "2".

After the first conversion has been made professionally, you may assemble the pistol in either the 22 cal. mode or in the caliber of your master pistol. If you wish to retain the 22 cal. mode, use the components of the conversion unit and follow the instructions in this pamphlet. If you prefer to return your pistol to its original caliber, then follow these instructions to remove all the components of the conversion unit and follow the assembly instructions in the accompanying pistol instruction manual to assemble the components of your master pistol.

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  • leonardo
    What is a floating chamber?
    7 years ago

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