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A long time ago on this forum a guy called @Bigslug posted information on re assembling a 1911. I had printed it and given it to a friend along with putting one on my bench up in the loft. Over time it got misplaced and when I asked @Bigslug if he still had it, he did not even remember writing or posting it. For a long time I followed it step by step after cleaning either of my 1911 pistols. Found it behind a cabinet over the weekend ant thought I would post this here. Maybe it will help someone and if not, its a nostalgic Thank You to as Sam used to call him "Big"
1. Put the slide on your workbench upside-down with the muzzle facing toward your left.
2. Install the barrel into the slide.
3. Install the bushing with the "horseshoe" shaped portion facing away from you. you'll see a small lug on the bushing. This inserts through the gap that the plunger goes into. Once the bushing is flush with the front of the slide, rotate the bushing towards you until it stops.
4. Install the recoil spring and it's guide from the rear of the slide as an assembled unit.
5. Flip the barrel link forward so it's lying against the barrel.
6. Slide the frame onto the slide until the rear of the slide is flush with the rear of the frame.
7. Slowly rotate the pistol towards you until it is upright. The barrel link should fall to where it aligns with the hole in the frame.
8. Insert the slide stop lever partway. Try to take the slide off. If it comes off, you did not capture the link. If it does not come off, you did it right.
9. Run the slide backwards until the disassemble notch (the rear one) is above the tail end of the slide stop lever. Rest the slide stop against the plunger and press until it seats.
10. Run the slide back forward and put the safety on. This will hold the slide in the forward position while you seat the recoil spring.
11. Hook the little finger of your right hand in the trigger guard, and use the thumb of your right hand to depress the spring with the plunger on top. Once you've got that flush with the face of the slide, you can rotate the bushing back in place. ALL DONE
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