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Old 05-18-2006, 05:31 PM   #1
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How difficult is it to fit a Caspian receiver/slide?

How difficult is it to fit a Caspian receiver/slide?

I understand a new Caspian receiver/slide do not come fitted, so how hard is it to fit? Does the slide even fit on the receiver when you receive them?

And, what do you guys think of the permanent plunger tube they offer?
 
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Old 05-22-2006, 09:10 PM   #2
 
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Re: How difficult is it to fit a Caspian receiver/slide?

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How difficult is it to fit a Caspian receiver/slide?

I understand a new Caspian receiver/slide do not come fitted, so how hard is it to fit? Does the slide even fit on the receiver when you receive them?

And, what do you guys think of the permanent plunger tube they offer?
Recievers and slides come in various states of finish and fit. You reeally have to ask the MFR what the tolerances are on their product. I once built a pistol using a caspian slide and an unfinished Para frame. This required a LOT of hand fitting, just to get the slide on the frame. The finished product was worth the effort but in the future I will try to get parts that require less work. I have two Paras with the integral plunger tube and I like this improvement.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 05:01 PM   #3
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Gammon--thanks for reply.

I was afraid the slide wouldn't even go on the receiver, I quess it would be worth paying the 50.00 dollars and getting their 90% hand fit...

Thanks again...
 
 
Old 03-16-2014, 03:38 PM   #4
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Caspian definitely offers matched frame and slide sets. I built one a few years back and it required only lapping with compound to get an excellent fit.
 
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That depends on how well you can file. If you can file something straight and true, then it shouldn't be a problem for ya. If you have a decent pair of calipers, then so much the better, but its not a deal breaker if you dont. Just be patient and check your work often. Make straight, even strokes to both sides and stop when then slide travels all the way but is a little stiff. Then polish with 600 emery cloth or use some sort of lapping compound to smooth up the travel. Good luck...
 
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Jamie: Welcome. Also, we have lots of ancient threads on this board, they never go into archive or the like.
 
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