Malfunction Warning

The RECOIL PLUG is under heavy spring tension. If released, it can spring out of the firearm and cut the face or injure the eyes of the person handling the firearm or a bystander. Release the tension on the RECOIL PLUG slowly so that it does not pop out. Keep pistol pointed away from your or any bystander's face.

4. Pull SLIDE back until disassembly notch on slide lines up with rear end of SLIDE CATCH. The SLIDE CATCH is able to pass under the slide and out of the frame only at this point. Push against the end of the SLIDE CATCH which projects from the opposite side of the receiver, above the trigger guard. With SLIDE CATCH pushed to its fully downward position, withdraw catch.

Coonan 357

5. Move SLIDE forward, removing SLIDE, BARREL and BARREL LINK, BARREL BUSHING, RECOIL SPRING and RECOILSPRINGPLUNGER TUBE.

6. Remove the SPRING and PLUNGER TUBE.

7. Push BARREL forward approximately 1/4". Turn the BARREL BUSHING to the right (counter-clockwise as viewed from the front) as far as it will go and withdraw it forward from the slide.

8. Tilt the BARREL LINK forward and withdraw the BARREL from the SLIDE.

The Model "B" COONAN has a linkless barrel system.

REASSEMBLY IS IN REVERSE ORDER OF ASSEMBLY.

Tips on reassembly:

After the BARREL, BARREL BUSHING and associated parts are reassembled into the SLIDE, run the slide onto the frame. Continue to move to the rear until the hole in the BARREL SLIDE CATCH through SLIDE, through BARREL LINK and out hole on right side of SLIDE. Mare sure SLIDE CATCH is snapped into place under slide assembly notch in SLIDE.

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