Browning 1911-22 Handgun Troubleshooting

Discussion in 'Browning 1911-22 Handgun' started by Billythekid, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Billythekid

    Billythekid Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Post all of the Browning 1911-22 Handgun troubleshooting here...
  2. seamus30

    seamus30 Member

    Well, while I was cleaning my gun I noticed the recoil spring guide is cracked. It appears as if there is a piece cracking off the back part that sits up against the barrel. I've attached a picture but its kind of hard to see. Any thoughts on what may have caused this? Could this lead to the gun jamming?

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  3. seamus30

    seamus30 Member

    Just to update, I took the gun back to Cabelas and they replaced the recoil spring guide with one from a gun they had in stock. No questions asked.
  4. Billythekid

    Billythekid Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    Good to hear, did they mention what might have caused it?
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 ON DUTY Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    Yea, probably because it's plastic...instead of steel or even aluminum.
  6. seamus30

    seamus30 Member

    He didn't say much other than "it's obviously defective". Personally I'd have to agree. It wasn't cracked where the spring makes contact with the guide, it was on the outer edge. I'm not worried about it, I'll go shoot it when the weather warms up and I'm confident it'll be fine.
  7. Billythekid

    Billythekid Administrator Staff Member Administrator

    good to hear.
  8. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 ON DUTY Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

    Well...thanks for setting me straight maierar ! :twisted:
  9. seamus30

    seamus30 Member

    Its happening again!! I shot it today and while I was cleaning it afterward, I noticed it was starting to crack in the same place as the last time. I'm pretty sure its the slide thats doing it. I placed the slide up against the guide and the crack lines up perfectly with the curve on the underside of the slide. I wonder if a stiffer spring would stop the slide from recoiling all the way back? Have any of you guys seen anything like this on another pistol? I'm a little disappointed right now, I expected better from Browning.
  10. cavelamb

    cavelamb Member

    dress the sharp edge of the slide first?

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