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I have, what's probably a dumb question, but I've searched Google over and I can't find an answer (which means that it's so obvious that no one has ever asked). Anyway, in re-assembly, what happens if you miss the barrel link with the slide stop? Is it even possible? If so, how would you tell? I thought that the barrel might fall out, but the recoil spring and rod would keep it in place. Right? I've always had the darnedest time getting my 1911 back together, and I've always been paranoid about it. But tonight, while doing some first time customizing, It was tormenting me particularly well. It finally just slipped in, and I am not about to take it back down just to see if I missed or not. Not now at least. Is there an easier way to tell?
 

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Just pull the slide forward and it will come off. That means ya missed.
 
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