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Old 07-29-2016, 02:46 PM   #1
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Cool New Guide Rod/Spring A Biatch To Remove!

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Old 07-29-2016, 03:19 PM   #2
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No secrets, grab the guide rod/recoil spring, push if forward a bit and lift it out of the slide pulling it backwards toward the rear of the slide.
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:45 PM   #3
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Try holding the slide in your hand inverted. Use your finger to push through the ejection port and move the barrel down (up?). That might move it enough where you can grab the guide rod with the other hand.
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Old 07-29-2016, 03:57 PM   #4
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...be sure the notch in the guide rod end lines up with the barrel lug. If your not lined up your not getting past the lug.
...how was the fishing???
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Old 07-29-2016, 04:01 PM   #5
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Fishing was lousy, nada in 2 weeks. As to Guide rod, geez it's an ordeal, I have a P238 so I'm a teeny bit familiar but . Anyway gun is on the way back to Kimber for other weird issue.
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Fishing was lousy, nada in 2 weeks. As to Guide rod, geez it's an ordeal, I have a P238 so I'm a teeny bit familiar but . Anyway gun is on the way back to Kimber for other weird issue.
I have a P238 as well and they both are easy, if you know how to do it properly. They are almost identical in their design. The recoil spring pound weight must be identical if not within a pound of each other. If you can do one you can to the other.
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:40 PM   #7
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I can push the guide rod in to compress the spring but it's up and out that's the issue, can't get it clear enough of the barrell to lift it out?
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What gun is this on ?
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What gun is this on ?

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I can push the guide rod in to compress the spring but it's up and out that's the issue, can't get it clear enough of the barrell to lift it out?
The guide rod sits on the barrel it doesn't have to clear it, it has to go forward about a 1/8th of an inch to clear the barrel link.
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