Long story short, my original 1911 barrel had a burr on the breech end (where the ammo rides up in). Well because of that it was pushing my hollow point rounds down into the casing. Obviously that is bad.
I ordered a new barrel online and I got it today. It looks great but I guess I didn't catch the fact that there was no link and pin where the slide stop goes through. Here is a picture I snapped with my iPhone on my work bench, sorry for the poor quality, but you get the point. The top one is my old barrel, the bottom one is the new one.
The problem is the new barrel does not have a pin or link to hold the slide lock into place. I tried like a dickens to punch the old one out and use it, but had no luck
Is there something I am missing? I would imagine it has to come out somehow. Do I have to order a new link and pin?