Broke my SA Micro Compact

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    Broke my SA Micro Compact

    Good Afternoon and Happy New Year,

    I finally got around to cleaning my P220 after my last trip to the range this afternoon. I bought some gun socks recently and was putting them on some pistols in my big safe and I noticed that my Springfield Micro Compact had some surface rust on it.

    I brought the gun upstairs to my office to clean it, oil it, put it in the sack and place it back in the safe. After I reassembled the gun I cycled the slide like I always do to move the lubricant along the rails.

    I put a magazine in the gun to let the hammer down and something gave way inside of the gun and now the hammer just flops back and forth freely.

    My first thought was to call SA since I am the original owner and they have a lifetime guarantee. But after detail stripping my P6 to install a new trigger and tearing my Glock 23 down to parade rest I think I may try to fix it myself.

    I haven't opened it up yet but when I do I'll post some photos for input/suggestions.

    Be Safe,

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    sounds to me like the hammer strut pin may have let go,the hammer strut is attached to the hammer and when you pull it back the hammer strut pushes down on the spring assembly which is what gives the hammer the force to strike the firing pin.If you remove the main spring housing you will see the end of the hammer strut
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    My first thought was to call SA since I am the original owner and they have a lifetime guarantee.

    Good luck with the repair, but if need be SA will take good care of you regardless of whether you're the original owner or not. They never ask. In addition, for warranty work, they pay shipping both ways. :)


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    My suggestion is to send it back to SA. There may be a bigger problem than just your gun, and if they're not made aware of it....

    Let them see the problem. They may decide on a recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    My suggestion is to send it back to SA. There may be a bigger problem than just your gun, and if they're not made aware of it....

    Let them see the problem. They may decide on a recall.
    Thats exactly what I would recommend. Call em up and you'll have a shipping receipt within a day in you in box. Free both ways!

    Like EAJ stated they will work on any of their weapons.

    Their CS is second to none!
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    EAJ:

    How do you keep yours so clean? Mine gets little grungy looking brown spots in the bottom of the slide serrations. I don't want to sand, I've tried toothpaste and lemon oil, and they help, but it isn't as clean as yours. It doesn't seem to be spreading, but I like my guns spotless.
    Ideas?
    CLR on a cotton swab? Maybe an emery board on edge? Mother's Polish? Belt sander? (just kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    EAJ:

    How do you keep yours so clean? Mine gets little grungy looking brown spots in the bottom of the slide serrations. I don't want to sand, I've tried toothpaste and lemon oil, and they help, but it isn't as clean as yours. It doesn't seem to be spreading, but I like my guns spotless.
    Ideas?
    CLR on a cotton swab? Maybe an emery board on edge? Mother's Polish? Belt sander? (just kidding)
    I use Hoppes #9 on a soft toothbrush for mine. Then lube with CLR and take a rag to the whole thing.

    Seems to work fine.
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    Hi Folks,

    Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.

    I had to ship the gun back when I first bought it in '01 for an FTE issue.

    Mine is the old mil-spec model so it isn't nearly as fancy as yours EAJ. In fact, my brother has a Kimber CDP gun that is nearly identical to your micro.

    You guys talked me into it. I'll call Geneseo on Monday and get an RA.

    Thanks and have good weekend.

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    Does it have the lock on the mainspring housing? If that had jammed up the mainspring plunger, that would take the tension off of the mainspring and let the hammer move with no spring tension.

    I hate those worse than the S&W locks, seen it happen before.

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    How do you keep yours so clean? Mine gets little grungy looking brown spots in the bottom of the slide serrations. I don't want to sand, I've tried toothpaste and lemon oil, and they help, but it isn't as clean as yours. It doesn't seem to be spreading, but I like my guns spotless. Ideas? CLR on a cotton swab? Maybe an emery board on edge? Mother's Polish? Belt sander? (just kidding)
    Thanks. I’m a bit anal about cleaning my firearms. I do so each time I shoot regardless of round count. I usually use Break Free CLP and Powder Blast Gun Cleaner with a medium firmness small head tooth brush. I occasionally use cotton swabs or toothpicks in hard to reach areas. When complete I like to use Slide Glide on the rails, barrel, and lugs.

    NosaM; good luck with the repair. :)

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