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OK, I've seen the discussion on the slide stop lever scratching the frame when being installed. Now tell me - How do I install it without scratching the frame? It seems that most of the 1911 newbees end up scratching the frame - and I don't want to be one of those. I just got a Kimber UltraCarry SS and don't want to mar the finish.
 

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Welcome philip!!!

Use a Q-Tip (remove the cotton) and use the end of it to push in the slide stop plunger. At the same time push the stop in until it contacts the Q-Tip (the Q-Tip is positioned flat along the frame). Remove the Q-Tip and push the slide stop up and in at the same time.
 

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Your slide stop can be contoured and polished slightly so that you don't need to depress the plunger with another tool at all, just line it up and put it in. Does NOT affect reliability or function. I've had 5 or 6 1911's set up this way.

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I intentionally let my right thumbnail grow longer than the rest. Haven't scratched a gun yet but have scratched the thumbnail.

[This message has been edited by prplhrtx3 (edited 08-12-2001).]
 

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Hey BOLANTEJ, it's not that long. LOL! I don't abide with the saying that all good Colt's should have the take down scratch.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I have since learned to do it without scratching the frame. It's actually easier that I thought.
 

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Philip,
GOOD JOB!!!!
there is no trick to getting the slide stop installed, just the know-how. I have worked on hundreds of 1911's and not scrached a single one. so can anyone.
Daniel :)

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