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How does the solid slide of a P239 come apart? The smattering of info and exploded drawings I have are all for the stamped slide SIGs with the roll pins - different enough that I don't want to be flailing on it without good prior input!

Thanks for any assistance.

Stu Wayne
 

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why do you need to tear it down? the only real reason to take it apart is a firing pin or FP safety problem otherwise its best left to competant gunsmith...
 

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"Need" may be a strong word, but I prefer to do my own detail cleaning. Occasionally, it is inportant to remove the firing pin and clean its recess. Otherwise residue from the more frequent field-stripping and cleaning will find its way in through the firing pin hole in the breechface and collect. This may have unwanted consequences later on, and Murphy's Law dictates that this will happen in a defensive situation rather than on the range!

So do you have the answer for me?

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Well, if you must.....
First, take a small flat tip screw driver and carefully insert it between the rear of the extractor and the detent (extractor) pin. Don't pry,but simply turn the screw driver. The extractor will(should) be easy to reach up and pull out. Be careful when you do because the detent pin has aspring behind it and it will launch. After that turn the slide upside down. The half moon cutout is the firing pin block. Simply push down and the firing pin will come out.Take your time and watch out for the springs.
 

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Well, if you must.....
First, take a small flat tip screw driver and carefully insert it between the rear of the extractor and the detent (extractor) pin. Don't pry,but simply turn the screw driver. The extractor will(should) be easy to reach up and pull out. Be careful when you do because the detent pin has aspring behind it and it will launch. After that turn the slide upside down. The half moon cutout is the firing pin block. Simply push down and the firing pin will come out.Take your time and watch out for the springs.
 

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,there is a one way pin that must be driven out from the right side of the slide with a cup type punch..sig suggests you use a brand new pin upon reassembly,otherwise DON'T DO IT! you can really bugger up your pistol if you do it wrong..

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GW, thanks for the info. I'll check it out on the pistol and, once I'm comfortable with my understanding of this, I'll try it. I can relate to the heads-up on releasing springs - thanks! :wink:

Apollyon, I appreciate your input as well. Knowing the downside of removing that pin will certainly affect my decision. Believe me, I'm not looking to bugger up an expensive pistol, but I'm not a total novice to gun work, either.

I would hope that the very act of asking these questions first shows that I'm not the kind of dummy that flails away thoughtlessly on a project. I'm really kind of a belt-and-suspenders guy when you get to know me! :smile:

Thanks, folks!

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Take some Gun Scrubber or some Brake cleaner and spray it into the firing pin whole. Then point it muzzle down and let it drain out. Repeat the above until drained liquid is clean.
This has worked on my two SIGs for 14 years.
The most important rule in Gunsmithing: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
 
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