Hi, I have owned a sig 250 for a few years & the tolerances were much looser than on my new 230sc.
I have taken the 320 to the range a few times & have put about 600 rounds through it total, with a thorough cleaning between range visits. This time after disassembly & cleaning I can not get the slide to go far enough back to engage the slide release to turn the takedown lever. I also notice when I am pulling the slide back that the guide rod goes to either the right or the left. I never noticed that before & I made an assumption that somehow it got bent & was preventing the slide from going all the way back. I bought a new guide spring kit & tried again, it also angles off to the right & does not allow me to retract the slide fully to reassemble the gun.
I should have asked on this forum first, but I didn't & now have an extra guide rod/spring assembly kit - and still have a non-functional gun.
I am very discouraged. I have never had any issues with any of my Sigs before.
I am obviously missing something.
Any ideas or suggestions?
Thank you in advance.
Just a guess:
Page 45 of the manual states that for the Compact and Subcompact you must rotate the spring guide so the flats are vertical.
Thank you, but unfortunately, I have verified that. I appreciate the suggestion though.
|Hoping for better pharmaceuticals|
Does this help?
Getting shot is no achievement. Hitting your enemy is. FFL(01) NRA Endowment Member
I appreciate your help.
I am sorry If I did not explain myself clearly, The 320sc is disassembled, but when reassembling, I have the trigger group in the frame & the take down lever pinning it to the frame in the down position(I have tried both a sub compact & a compact frame) which have worked until last range session.
I have the take down lever in place, when I try to put the slide back on, the flats of the guide rod spring are top & bottom, per the instructions & I can retract the slide 99% of the way back, but just not quite far enough to engage the slide stop, to allow ne to rotate the take down lever back to the locked position.
I have not tried to move the guide rod while pulling back the slide as I don't have 3 hands, but I will try to get help to "give the a shot" - sorry for the pun.
Trying to keep my sense of humor, as I have reassembled this at least 10-15 times since I have purchased this gun.
I miss my 250, at was a breeze to take down & reassemble, and my p220 is a dream.
again, I can retract the slide 99% of the way back, just not quite enough to engage the slide stop.
Thank you again for your suggestion & please keep them coming until I get my 320 sc back assembled.
p.s. I have inspected the trigger group & all ins appear to be fully seated so I dont see anything preventing the final step of the reassembly.
Thank you for you time & consideration.
I've had that happen occasionally. I just take the slide back off, make sure the guide rod is seated properly, and it usually goes on when I try it again. I'm not really sure what the issue is.
"They who would give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
- Benjamin Franklin
"So this is how liberty dies; with thunderous applause."
- Senator Amidala (Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith)
Just for shits n giggles, rotate the takedown lever to horizontal. Push up on the slide catch then let go. Now rotate the takedown lever back down. See if that works.
Charter member of the vast, right-wing conspiracy
Thank you I appreciate all the responses.
I finally got it back together.
Repeated the suggested steps a few times & the 320 just gave up & is now reassembled.
|Doing what I want, |
When I want,
If I want!
I used to have a SC 320, and BuddyChryst is correct. The slide stop does get in the way of the takedown lever making a full rotation. Just so you know for the next time.
"On the other side of fear you will always find freedom"
|Powered by Social Strata|