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OMG!! A gun smithing question!!

dreherdreher Member Posts: 8,748 ✭✭✭✭

I walk into my little church this morning and my pastor gives me a Sig 320 and says put it in your car.

I ask why and he says take it home and fix it and bring it back next Sunday.

I know a lot about all aspects of guns and shooting compared to the average person but compared to a really knowledgeable person I don't know all that much.

Anyway my pastor thinks I know more than I do and between GB and YouTube maybe he's right.😁

My pastor decided he needed to give his Sig a good cleaning. He took his Sig apart, cleaned and oiled everything, including dropping the trigger assembly and put it back together.

The problem is, he put the trigger assembly in but failed to put the pin in that holds the trigger assembly in place. Than he put the rest of the gun together. Now it is locked up, can't move the slide more than a 1/4 inch either way and I can't see if this "locking up" is caused by the trigger assembly hanging down to low and something is catching on it or if something above the trigger assembly dropped down into the space created by the trigger assembly dropping down.

My first thought is to try and line up the holes and get the pin in and everything will work just fine. If that doesn't work stripping the Sig down all the way and starting over again makes the most sense to me but how do I take it apart when it is "locked up"???

As my pastor said "I really feel stupid."

As I said "We've all been there!!"

Any advice?????????


  • dunbarboyzdunbarboyz Member Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭✭

    Read the manual the slide stop needs to be reset on reassembly.

  • dreherdreher Member Posts: 8,748 ✭✭✭✭

    I don't have the manual but everything seems bound up. As soon as I can figure out how to disassemble this 320, putting it back together will be easy.

  • dunbarboyzdunbarboyz Member Posts: 2,076 ✭✭✭✭

    Youtube Sig 320 take down lever fix. Will show you how to release the slide. Then you can start over.

  • waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭✭

    I’ve never owned an Sig but had sort of a similar problem with a Walther p38 22caliber. I went to remove the slide and it went too far forward with hammer still cocked, and I couldn’t even drop the hammer and I couldn’t move the slide back or forward. But be hind the slide I could see part of the firing pin block, sticking up, I pushed down on the firing pin block with a small screw driver and it freed everything up to where I could release the hammer and disassemble it. I just keep it in mind anymore when I disassemble that gun not to let the slide past the end of the frame when disassembling it.

    Have you removed the grips to see if you can see possibly anything that might be blocking the slide or hammer from underneath?

    Colt Mustangs when reassembling them, if you push down too far on the ejector you have to remove the grips to pull the sear spring back in order to release the ejector. Not that they are similar, as I said I have never worked on a Sig.

  • dreherdreher Member Posts: 8,748 ✭✭✭✭

    I was right in my original post. Between GB and YouTube I got it done quick and easy.

    I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer but point me in the right direction to get to the right video that shows how to get the job done and my pastor is going to think I know what I'm doing!! I guess he's right, kinda/sorta!!😁

    Thanks all for making me look good!!

  • montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,798 ******

    Well done by all

    Can you post the link to the video? I'd like to view it. Thanks.

  • waltermoewaltermoe Member Posts: 1,778 ✭✭✭✭

    Great. Did you find out what was actually causing it to lock up?

  • Okie743Okie743 Member Posts: 2,563 ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 8

    I would not feel safe in that church knowing that the preacher's gun is broken and he is not armed and ready to protect and wondering how many people knows he is not armed.

    Them sicko's like to go to places that they think there is no artillery.

    I know a preacher that is concealed carry. I feel safe around him.

    Loan the preacher your artillery in the meantime.

    Has anyone noticed that very few of them sicko's start shooting at a gun show?

    Appears that them people that are against guns do not understand why guns shows are one of the few places that people are safe from being shot.

  • montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,798 ******
    edited February 8


    Well,heck. And no damage to gun doing the, I'll figure it out , way. Very good.

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