Step Recoil Spring Removal

Point gun in a safe direction.

1. If your pistol contains a full length guide rod, use a 5/32 Allen wrench or a screwdriver to remove the front portion of guide rod. If your pistol does not contain a full length guide rod, skip to step 3.

2. Grip slide behind the front sight, resting pistol butt on top of your knee.

3. Move slide rearward, approximately 1/2 inch, grasp firmly to hold in place, and depress recoil spring plug with thumb.

4. Point muzzle away from face and rotate barrel bushing clockwise.

5. Do not rotate bushing off of plug unless you have control of plug and spring.

WARNING: Point muzzle away from face to prevent injury in the event plug is ejected by spring.

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Thumb Safety Frame Plugs

Step 4 - Slide Stop Removal

1. Align disassembly notch on slide with slide stop.

2. Press slide stop shaft on right side of frame and remove slide stop by pulling it out of left side of frame.

Step 4 - Slide Stop Removal

1. Align disassembly notch on slide with slide stop.

2. Press slide stop shaft on right side of frame and remove slide stop by pulling it out of left side of frame.

m Always wear eye and ear protection when WtW BE SAFE! Be sure p'^1 's unloaded before using any firearm. Safety and instruction beginning disassembly! Wear eye protection, manuals are available from Springfield, Inc. gun contains spring-loaded parts.

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Step 5 - Slide Removal

Pull slide forward in its guides and remove slide. Barrel, barrel bushing, recoil spring plug, recoil spring and guide will come with it.

Step 6 - Recoil Spring Components Removal

Remove recoil spring and guide through back side.

Step 7 - Barrel Removal

1. Rotate barrel bushing to left of slide and remove it through the front.

2. Tilt barrel link forward and remove barrel from front of slide.

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