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Old 06-09-2018, 09:04 AM   #1
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Schwartz Safety Help

The pushrod for the Schwartz safety pokes up too much to clear the slide when reassembling my Pro Carry II. I am not depressing the grip safety, and am not able to push the rod down flush with the frame. I have not previously had a problem, so clearly something has changed. I am tempted to stone off the rod so the slide will clear, but I am afraid doing so will prevent the firing pin block from being lifted to allow the pistol to fire. The gun just went back to Yonkers for an ejection problem and I took it down to clean and am now unable to get the slide past the pushrod. All suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois JDBoardman. If you just got the gun back from Kimber and can not depress the plunger then something is wrong. Do not file the plunger down, I would suggest you give customer service a call on Monday morning.

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Did you just field strip it for the clean - or did you take it all the way down - if so do it again - you may have revised the rod...YouTube has a really good video on this.....good luck!
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I just field stripped it to clean the barrel, slide and feed ramp. Kimber test fired it to ensure that their fixes corrected the problem (it ejected the spent brass straight back into my face).

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Call Kimber John, they messed it up and to maintain your warranty let them fix it.
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OK! I would call them - PIA to have to send it back again - they use to have craftsman that really cared - makes you wonder somethings....
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I'd hesitate to stone anything. Kimber was able to assemble it, so it shouldn't take too big a hammer to get it back together.
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Originally Posted by JDBoardman View Post
I just field stripped it to clean the barrel, slide and feed ramp. Kimber test fired it to ensure that their fixes corrected the problem (it ejected the spent brass straight back into my face).

John
Curious what Kimber said they did to fix that problem. My Pro Carry II would do that sometimes, but a Wolff spring and an extractor tweak fixed it.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:56 PM   #10
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Ok, I have found the root of the problem ans corrected it. I o not like the 1911 style flat mainspring housings because they do not fir my hand. I put a 1911A1 curved. mainspring housing on, and It did not allow the grip safety to rise up enough, A few strokes with a file on the clugs on the Mainspring housing allowed the grip safety to rise up enough so the Schwartz safety pushrod dropped below ti top deck, and the slide can move freely now.
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