Spring Guide Rod - Help

Discussion in 'P-3AT' started by keystoneman, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. keystoneman

    keystoneman New Member

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    Aug 12, 2009
    I took my P3at apart for the first time today and I am trying to place the guide rod and spring back into the gun but the springs almost seem to long ... ive been monkeying with it for a half hour - any idea what im doing wrong?
     
  2. keystoneman

    keystoneman New Member

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    Aug 12, 2009
    Got it I'm an idiot. Thanks you tube!
     

  3. JFB

    JFB New Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    if you "screw" the outer spring into the slide, it will ensure the outer is seated and not intertwinde with the inner. btw, it would be a left handed thread ;)
     
  4. keystoneman

    keystoneman New Member

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    Aug 12, 2009
  5. realcav

    realcav New Member

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    Mar 24, 2012
    East Central Florida
    I like to cut the head off of a Q-tip push the shaft thru the guide rod hole from the outside. Then thread the spring onto it. This helps guide the spring and keeps it from kinking.
     
  6. rjbFL

    rjbFL Member

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    Sep 23, 2004
    North Florida
    realcav: Real good tip - Thanks!!