Run the bristle brush through the bore and in the chamber. If your pistol uses a full length guide rod and bull barrel like the Rock Island TAC and some other bull barrel s it does not use a barrel bushing. Page 1 of 2. Push the slidestop out from the right side of the gun. You can use a patch or plastic dental style picks to clean out crevices. Btw, that's not a full length guide rod, but a standard guide rod as befits a military spec. Do you know if yours had the standard length "GI" guide rod or a full length guide rod?
Those pistols made by Colt use a recoil spring and recoil spring plug.
1911 Disassembly and Deep Clean
December 30, Location: The slide stop should slip right in place like your foot into your cowboy boot. You need to remove the slide assembly first. While depressing the plug, rotate the barrel bushing clockwise. Holding the gun upside down prevents the link, recoil spring, or recoil spring guide rod from interfering in this process. For a GI-style pistols, remove the recoil spring and recoil spring guide rearward through the back of the slide. Sign up for Range