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Coonan Model B slide repair

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Coonan357, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Coonan357

    Coonan357 Member

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    The slide on my Coonan Model B .357 semi-auto was replaced in the mid '90s due to a crack at the front sight set-screw. What I didn't notice was a machining error in the new slide just below the firing pin hole. Over time, the defect was aggravated as the rim of the cartridge slid over it when stripped from the magazine upon firing.
    This created just enough drag to prevent the slide from going into battery starting in 2014. A light polishing would alleviate the problem for a bit, but the malfunction would return after about a hundred or so rounds. You can see the defect as a horizontal line just below the firing pin hole
    Thanks to an article in American Handgunner, I contacted Don at Pullman Arms. I explained the problem and sent him the slide. Two weeks later I received the slide back. He had welded the defect and smoothed it out. A quick trip to the back yard and eight rounds fired without a hitch. I'm looking forward to shooting it a lot more to see how the fix holds up, but I'm highly optimistic.
    It felt good to feel that nice recoil again.
    Scott

    Before
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    After
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  2. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Wish you had some before pictures but it looks good now.

    Enjoy.
     
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  3. Coonan357

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    Dawico, the top picture is the before picture. You can see the line that I'm talking about just below the firing pin hole.
    ( I've gone back and edited my post to identify before and after.)
    Scott
     
  4. Sam7sf

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    I see it. I can see how that would cause problems
     
  5. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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    Ah, there it is. Thought it was just a weird shadow.
     
  6. kbaxter60

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    I am not a smith, but that looks like a quality repair.
    Glad you got your piece back!
     
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  7. TxStetson

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    You’re just a weird shadow.
     
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  8. Dawico

    Dawico TGT Addict

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