i just installed a sadlak nm spring guide and seems like it is rubing can feel when cycling by hand and is noisy. is this normal ?does it need break in?feels notchy. please help!
My 16 sounded like a old screen door and felt like I was pulling the bolt over a washboard when I got it. I replaced the guide with a Sadlak, the spring with a wolff, greased it up and ran a hundred or so through it. It sounds and feels better now.. Ron
I need to take it to my smith and let him check it over. I hadn't been introduced to him when I got the SOCOM and since then we always have 1911's to discuss/address with his limited time. Perhaps I'll take Thumper down and polish it a-bit.Ron, while that would work because you are letting the parts wear in together, the metal rubbing together will cause flat spots in the op rod spring. dozier
i need to take it to my smith and let him check it over. I hadn't been introduced to him when i got the socom and since then we always have 1911's to discuss/address with his limited time. perhaps i'll take thumper down and polish it a-bit.
i've been holding out for good wood before having it professionally gone over. Thanks.. Ron
yes, this is not a hard diy project. Just look at the inside of the op rod to see if you have any high spots , or grooves cut when they machined the part. Get a wood dowel/400 grit sand paper from a auto parts store; and have at the id of the op rod. Same sandpaper for the shiney spots on the op rod guide. Or if it's cheap enough, let your gs do the work. I personally diy, as some gss will not put forth the effort, as you would your own "baby".
ps: It still sounds like a cross between your/my/etc. Mothers voice and madonna when it runs.. Lol