1911 slide stuck open during function check

This is a discussion on 1911 slide stuck open during function check within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Originally Posted by N.M. Edmands If it's an original style short guide rod, check your recoil spring orientation. the tight end goes on the spud. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.M. Edmands View Post
    If it's an original style short guide rod, check your recoil spring orientation. the tight end goes on the spud. If reversed they can cause a binding at full slide travel. Even with a full length rod the tight end should go towards the chamber end.
    I've tried that on a couple of mine, I can't get it to do it that way either.
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    What type of 1911---the Colt XSE from your sig line? I had a similar issue that was related to the firing pin block on a Caspian Series 80 slide. You would seem to have a Series 80 pistol...so make sure the firing pin block is not dropping below flush with the bottom of the slide. Also, if anything dinged the back of your frame (like dropping the hammer without the slide in place), it could have raised a burr right about where the edge of the firing pin block channel runs over the frame.
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    I managed to do the same thing--once--with my G30. The recoil spring had slipped out of place during reassembly. So there, it can happen with Glocks too. Ya'll feel better?
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    With some 1911's, if the slide release lever/takedown pin is pushed partway out by the trigger finger as the slide moves it will lock up the action and not let it return to battery. If you are racking the slide empty and your index finger is high on the frame above/forward of the trigger guard this may be what happened. You don't have to push the pin too far in to cause this.

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    It's hard to diagnose over the net. It needs a keen eye to look for binding and proper fit. Take it apart and check it for marks or take it to a smith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge45 View Post
    It's hard to diagnose over the net. It needs a keen eye to look for binding and proper fit. Take it apart and check it for marks or take it to a smith.
    Maybe the slide lock was partially raised. Sure you reassembled it right after cleaning, with slide lock flush with the body?

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    not sure what the heck it was but havent been able to recreate it. thanks for the help folks.
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