Need help

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by mcfred, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. mcfred

    mcfred New Member

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    Need some help putting my Glock 17 back together I replaced my slide stop and I took out the two pins and they will not go back in they go in about half way then that's it
     
  2. mcfred

    mcfred New Member

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    Can some one in the area of allentown pa help me with my glock

    I replaced my slide lock and I took out the two pins and u get them in half way and they will not go in any further
     

  3. mcfred

    mcfred New Member

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    And it's a Glock 17 9mm
     
  4. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    Make sure your locking block is seated all the way in the frame, insert the locking block pin from R-L. Insert your SSL, insert your trigger pin from R-L. You may have to push the SSL forward a little so the hole lines up with the trigger pin. The pin should slide right in.
     
  5. mcfred

    mcfred New Member

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    Ok I'll try it if that don't work then what
     
  6. mcfred

    mcfred New Member

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    And thank you I'm still learning about my Glock
     
  7. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    Just look through the holes in your frame. You should be able to tell what is not lined up. I am assuming you just removed the two pins and the old SSL and everything is in the gun correctly. The only things that could not lined up are: locking block (push it down), trigger (look through the hole and line it up before putting in the SSL if necessary, and finally the SSL itself (when you put it in and look through the hole, line it up and put the trigger pin in).

    Make sure to put the top pin in FIRST
     
  8. mcfred

    mcfred New Member

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    Thanks I put the bottom one in frist and it half way and got stuck can't take it out at all bit I can turn it around
     
  9. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Regular Guy

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    Put the top pin in first, the insert the slide lock lever. When installing the bottom pin, wiggle the slide lock lever around, pin should push right in.
     
  10. dwcfastrice

    dwcfastrice Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting Member

    Have you tried jiggling the slide release up and down while pushing in the pin?

    Did you put them in the opposite way you took them out?

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  11. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    I hope you are not using a hammer. If you can't work it out by hand, I would either find an armorer in your area...or post your location here and hopefully there is someone local who can help you out. There is only one way to do it as described by Birddog and I above. The items I listed above are the only things that could *possibly* be not lined up. I just hope you weren't using a hammer and have it jammed in the frame cockeyed. The reason you need to put the top pin in first is because the spring on the SSL MUST be underneath it. It is impossible if you put the bottom (trigger pin) in first.
     
  12. mcfred

    mcfred New Member

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    I think I put it in the wrong way but I'll get it I'm going to take it to where I got it so they can help
     
  13. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    Good, let us know how it goes.
     
  14. mcfred

    mcfred New Member

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    No I didn't and thanks I'm going to take it to where I got it may be they can help or I'll just find a gunsmith here in Allentown pa
     
  15. mcfred

    mcfred New Member

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    Ok I'll let u guys know I'll feel like idiot but I'm still learning how to take it apart and put it together
     
  16. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    I think you'll be fine...your just unfamiliar with your weapon right now. You'll get it straightened out and learn from it.
     
  17. mcfred

    mcfred New Member

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    Thank you for trying to help and I can all way come on here an ask stuff
     
  18. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    ......you bet!
     
  19. Kmurray96

    Kmurray96 Well-Known Member Supporter

    Before you ruin an expensive weapon and maybe hurt yourself in the process, go to www.Glockstore.com and get Lenny Magills DVD, "The Complete Glock". It's excellent.
     
  20. kodiak

    kodiak Active Member

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    Just don't use a hammer like Lenny!