Cautions

1. ENSURE THAT MAGAZINE IS REMOVED AND THE PISTOL IS NOT LOADED BEFORE STRIPPING AND CLEANING, so that pistol will not fire.

2. WEAR SAFETY GLASSES in case you lose control of some spring loaded component such as the recoil spring or plug which could injure your eyes.

3. NEVER DRY FIRE THE PISTOL WHEN THE SLIDE IS REMOVED FROM THE RECEIVER, and do not alter parts as the level of safety could be reduced.

ADJUSTING THE TRIGGER STOP

NOTE: Adjustment should rarely be necessary. © SAFETY DEPENDS ON YOU

1. When adjustment is necessary, ENSURE PISTOL IS NOT LOADED and be sure you are familiar with the Safety Instructions in Section 3.

2. Remove magazine, fully cock the pistol and allow slide to return forward. Squeeze trigger—if hammer falls proceed with Step 3; if hammer fails to fall proceed with Step 4. (See Figure 9)

3. Using the trigger stop adjustment wrench (provided), rotate the trigger stop '/a turn counterclockwise when viewed from the rear of the pistol, and repeat Step 2 above until the hammer fails to fall.

4. With hammer fully cocked and normal finger pressure on trigger, very slowly rotate trigger stop clockwise until hammer falls.

TRIGGER STOP

ADJUSTMENT

WRENCH

5. Cock pistol and squeeze trigger to check that hammer falls again, then rotate trigger stop Vz turn clockwise and remove trigger stop adjustment wrench.

TRIGGER STOP

ADJUSTMENT

WRENCH

FIGURE 9—ADJUSTING TRIGGER STOP

6. Dry fire pistol about 25 times to ensure hammer falls every time the trigger is squeezed. (Dry firing is cocking and snapping hammer by squeezing the trigger when pistol is NOT LOADED. But never dry fire when the Slide is removed from the receiver.)

^CAUTION: IF STOP IS ADJUSTED TOO CLOSELY, TRIGGER PULL WILL BE GREATLY INCREASED, AND THE PISTOL MAY FAIL TO FIRE WHEN NORMAL TRIGGER PULL IS APPLIED. IN THIS CONDITION THE SEAR COULD BE PARTIALLY ENGAGED AND PISTOL COULD FIRE IF JARRED WHILE TRIGGER IS PULLED OR IF TRIGGER !S FORCED. This must be corrected by adjustment of the trigger stop.

NOTE: Force is unnecessary and should never be used to strip or assemble your pistol.

STRIPPING FOR CLEANING

1. Ensure magazine is removed and pistol is NOT loaded. Be sure you are familiar with Ihe Safety Instructions in Section 3.

2. With muzzle pointing upward, rest pistol on heel of butt and "grip safety" on a table or bench.

3. Push slide back about 'A inch, press down on recoil spring plug (located just below muzzle} and at same time rotate barrel bushing clockwise about'/«turn, using barrel bushing wrench if necessary; this will free plug and recoil spring. Keep pressure on plug to prevent it being ejected by the spring, then allow plug and spring to gradually extend out of the slide. (See Figure 10}

4. Rotate plug counterclockwise and remove from spring.

5. Cock hammer by pulling back on hammer spur.

6. Pull slide to rear until lug on slide stop is opposite disassembly notch (See Figure 11) and push rounded end of pin of slide stop (on right of receiver) Inward and through receiver to disengage slide stop from slide.

RECOIL SPRING PLUG

RECOIL SPRING PLUG

BARREL .BUSHING

FIGURE 10-RELEASING SPRING TENSION

BARREL .BUSHING

FIGURE 10-RELEASING SPRING TENSION

7. Lift out slide stop. (See Figure 11)

8. Pull receiver to rear and off the slide.

9. Lift recoil spring/s and guide and pull them rearward out of slide. (See Figure 12)

Note: Delta Gold Cup has 2 recoil springs.

10. Turn barrel bushing counterclockwise, push barrel bushing forward until bushing is clear of slide, then remove bushing from barrel.

11. Push link forward and remove barrel from front of slide.

RECOIL SPRING GUIDE

DISASSEMBLY NOTCH

DISASSEMBLY NOTCH

FIGURE 11-REMOVING SLIDE STOP

BARREL LINK FORWARD

SLIDE

FIGURE 12-BARREL LINK MUST BE FORWARD ONLY FOR BARREL TO BE REMOVED AND ASSEMBLED THROUGH THE SLIDE.

FIGURE 11-REMOVING SLIDE STOP

BARREL LINK FORWARD

SLIDE

FIGURE 12-BARREL LINK MUST BE FORWARD ONLY FOR BARREL TO BE REMOVED AND ASSEMBLED THROUGH THE SLIDE.

IMPORTANT: Do not strip your pistol further than previously described. Do not remove or alter parts, particularly safety parts. If additional maintenance is required, see "Service and Repair" later in this instruction manual.

ASSEMBLING AFTER CLEANING

1. With slide upside down and barrel link forward, assemble barrel into the slide, as in Figure 12.

2. (See Figure 13). Place barrel bushing over muzzle of barrel and into slide until it is flush with the face of the slide, (Step 1). Turn bushing clockwise as far as it will go, (Step 2).

3. Place the recoil guide into the recoil spring/s so that the closed end of the spring/s are up against the collar of the guide. Note:The Delta Gold Cup has 2 springs and both are installed (Remember also that a 45 cal. National Match pistol has a choice of springs; install the lighter (green)

spring when planning to fire semi-wadcutter

SAFETY DEPENDS ON YOU

(^FIGURE 13-INSTALLING barrel BUSHING AND RECOIL SPRINGS

ammunition. Install the other one, instead, to reduce recoil and wear from firing higher pressure ammunition.)

4. Assemble the recoil spring/s and guide into the slide by pushing the open end of the spring/s through the slide from the rear, (Step 3).Position the arched portion of the recoil spring guide over the outside surface of the barrel, (Step 4).

5. Cock the hammer. Look at the top of the receiver and make sure the plunger lever is down (forward), tip the receiver forward to keep it down as you run the slide onto the receiver; see Figure 14,

FIGURE 14- O

INSTALLIfJG \ \

SLIDE

FIGURE-15 INSTALLING SLIDE STOP

6. Look through the slide stop hole in the side of the receiver. Move the slide along the receiver until you see the hole in the barrel link line up with the hole in the side of the receiver. Insert the slide stop through the hole until it is almost home; see Figure 15.

7. Continue pushing the slide rearward until the disassembly notch lines up with the rear part of the slide stop. Now push the slide stop up and in against the slide stop plunger until the slide if fully home.

8. Rest pistol on table or bench with muzzle pointing upward.

9. Push slide back about 1/4 inch, press down recoil spring plug, compressing the recoil spring into the slide until the plug is fully home, then rotate the barrel bushing. Align the arched part of the bushing so that it straddles the recoil spring plug and locks it in place,

10. After assembling the pistol, exercise the slide a few times by pulling it fully rearward and allowing it to slam forward on an empty chamber.

11. Open and lock the slide open, then look in the ejection portto ensure that the firing pin is not sticking forward through the hole in the middle of the breech face. You should not be able to see the firing pin. If you do find the firing pin sticking forward or if at any time your pistol discharges when you close the a slide, return it to Colt's factory,

CAUTION: WHILE UNLIKELY BUT POSSIBLE THE FIRING PIN MAY STICK FORWARD. IF YOU FIND IT STICKING FORWARD, DO NOT LOAD OR ATTEMPT TO FIRE THE PISTOL. If you attempt to close the slide on a loaded chamber when firing pin is sticking forward, the pistol may discharge.

WHEN TO CLEAN

You should clean your pistol as soon after firing as possible so that the job will be easier and there will be less opportunity for corrosion to start. When your pistol has not been fired, clean it periodically; we suggest once or twice a year in a temperate climate, or as often as once a month in a tropical climate. If you carry a loaded pistol, UNLOAD it and clean it at least once a month. If you get your pistol wet, clean it as soon as possible.

HOW TO CLEAN AND LUBRICATE

The following cleaning procedure may be used both periodically and after firing; however, those items marked "*" are unnecessary for periodic cleaning.

Materials: Cleaning rod, cotton flannel patches (cut to fit snugly into the bore), a small toothbrush, good quality light gun oil, *gun cleaning solution, and *a brass wire bristle bore cleaning brush.

NOTE: In freezing conditions (below 32DF or 0°C) avoid the use of oil for lubrication; instead apply dry lubricant sparingly.

| Procedure:

1. CAUTION: ENSURE THAT THE PISTOL IS NOT LOADED.

2. Strip for cleaning as previously described.

NOTE: Avoid contact between cleaning rod and muzzle as resultant wear will reduce accuracy.

3. Attach cotton flannel patch to end of cleaning rod, insert it in breech and pass rod and patch down through barrel. Repeat, changing patches until last patch comes out clean.

4. Visually inspect barrel; if it is clean, proceed directly to Step 7, but if it remains dirty, continue with Step 5.

5. "(NOTE: This item should be applicable only after firing.) Attach brass wire bristle brush to cleaning rod and dip brush in gun cleaning solution. Thoroughly scrub out barrel, passing the brush all the way through before reversing the movement. If you try to change direction with brush in barrel, the brush will stick.

6. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 above.

7. Clean rear face of barrel and face of slide, using a small toothbrush.

8. Lightly moisten a flannel patch with gun oil and pass it once through barrel, leaving a thin film of oil on the inside surface. Leave this film of oil on the inside surface if pistol is to be stored. If it is not to be stored, or if it is being removed from storage for use, pass a dry patch through barrel to remove as much oil as possible.

9. Check that flannel or brush bristles have not become lodged in any part of pistol, then wipe all external surfaces with a flannel patch lightly moistened with gun oil. (See note on cold weather lubrication.)

10. Reassemble pistol as previously described.

11. Again wipe external surfaces with oil moistened patch to remove any finger prints. (Finger moisture, if left, could start a corrosion process.) (See note on cold weather lubrication.)

12. Remove any gun cleaning solution and oil from the stock.

CLEANING THE MAGAZINE

It is advisable to clean the magazine(s) whenever the pistol is cleaned. To do so, remove the magazine follower and spring and clean all components, taking care to remove carbon deposits from the lips of the magazine and the magazine follower. Wipe components with lightly oiled cloth and reassemble.

The 10mm and 40 S&W magazines are disassembled from the bottom while magazines for most other calibers are disassembled from the top.

10mm and 40 S&W Caliber Magazines

(See Figure 16)

The 10mm and 40 S&W magazines have a removable base, . _:

MAGAZINE FOLLOWER

HOLE IN BASE

To remove the base, push in the base lock which sticks out through a hole in the base, and slide the base off towards the front of the magazine. Then remove the base lock by sliding it towards the front of the magazine.

The spring and follower can now be removed through the bottom of the magazine.

PROTRUSION ON BASE LOCK

MAGAZINE FOLLOWER

PROTRUSION ON BASE LOCK

SPRING

BASE LOCK

FIGURE 16-MAGAZINE ASSEMBLY WITH REMOVABLE BASE

SPRING

BASE LOCK

BASE

FIGURE 16-MAGAZINE ASSEMBLY WITH REMOVABLE BASE

To assemble this magazine, insert the follower and spring through the bottom of the magazine. Be sure that the top coil of the spring is installed towards the front of the magazine. Compress the spring and slide the base lock under the two tabs on the bottom of the magazine. Depress the base lock and slide the base under the two tabs and towards the rear of the magazine. Carefully align the protrusion on the base lock with the hole in the base until the base lock sticks out through the hole.

Magazines For Most Other Calibers {See Figure 17)

To remove this magazine follower and spring, depress them with a piece of wood (pen or pencil) about two inches into the magazine and insert a thin rod (small screwdriver) through the lower of the front two holes in the magazine body. This wifl hold the spring under tension.

Turn the magazine upside down and lightly tap it so that the follower falls away from the spring; lift out the follower from the magazine body. Push down on the spring to take up the spring tension, remove the thin rod and allow the spring to extend, then remove it completely.

To assemble this magazine, place the spring correctly oriented, i.e. with loop uppermost pointing forward into the magazine body, compress the spring and insert a thin rod as for dismantling. Place the follower in the magazine, take up the spring tension, remove the thin rod and allow the spring to reassert its influence on the follower.

REMOVABLE BASE

CAUTION: ALWAYS UNLOAD YOUR PISTOL FOR STORAGE AND STORE AMMUNITION SEPARATELY. Keep and store your pistol and ammunition securely locked and in separate locations out of reach and sight of children. (Children are naturally curious and do not always believe the real danger of guns).

NOTE: Remove your pistol from its holster at the end of the day. Do not store your pistol in an air-tight container, and do not seal or attempt to seal the barrel to exclude dust, as the internal steel surface is more likely to corrode. Use the Colt packaging case to carry and store your EMPTY pistol.

SERVICING AND REPAIR

Should your pistol require adjustment, or repair, make sure it is NOT LOADED and send it to Colt's. For spare parts, seek advice from the Dealer who should have up to date information on how best to obtain genuine Colt parts.

An illustration and list of part names are included in the next section of this instruction manual to help you identify the part you need, but it is important to note that all parts are not available for sale. Those parts which are available should be installed by Colt's or by a competent gunsmith. When ordering parts, please give part name as given on the Parts List. Also give the caliber, model name, serial number and metal finish of your pistol.

IMPORTANT: If you make unauthorized adjustments or use unauthorized parts, Colt will not assume responsibility for the functioning of this pistol.

THIS GUN IS MANUFACTURED TO PERFORM PROPERLY WITH THE ORIGINAL PARTS AS DESIGNED. IT IS YOUR DUTY TO MAKE SURE ANY PARTS YOU BUY ARE INSTALLED CORRECTLY AND THAT NEITHER REPLACEMENTS NOR ORIGINALS ARE ALTERED OR CHANGED. This is why we say return it to Colt's. YOUR GUN ISA COMPLEX TOOL WITH MANY PARTS THAT MUST RELATE CORRECTLY TO OTHER PARTS. PUTTING A GUN TOGETHER WRONG OR WITH MODIFIED PARTS CAN RESULT IN A DAMAGED GUN, DANGER, AND INJURY OR DEATH TO YOU AND OTHERS THROUGH MALFUNCTION. ALWAYS LETA QUALIFIED GUNSMITH WORK ON YOUR GUN AND CHECK ANY WORK YOU THINK WAS NOT PERFORMED BY A GUNSMITH. We at Colt think this is a small price to pay for firearms safety.

NOTE: Various Federal and State laws and local ordinances govern the transfer and transportation of firearms, so take the advice of the Dealer in your state on how to send your firearm to Colt's. Before shipping your pistol, here are some a important points to remember:

111.CAUTION: MAKE SURE THAT THE MAGAZINE AND PISTOL ARE NOT LOADED.

2. Write a letter explaining the problem and your requirements in as much detail as possible. Include the model name and serial number of your pistol together with your return address, then enclose it with the empty pistol in the Colt packaging case or a well padded package,

3. Do not send presentation boxes, accessories or ammunition.

4. Colt's address for receiving packages is: CMCI

Talcott Road

West Hartford, CT 06110

5. Do not indicate the contents, or include "COLT" in the address on the package so that an inquisitive thief is not attracted to it by such information.

6. Insure the package contents against loss or theft.

SECTION 6

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