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Online Duke Nukem

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CZ P-10c, is it that obvious?
« on: May 10, 2019, 03:37:40 PM »
I hesitate to even ask the question, because I've heard there is such a thing as a dumb question, but I'm going to ask it anyway: what is the proper place to seat the rear end of the recoil spring on the P-10c?  I first did a search here and didn't find anything.  I've looked at the manual and it doesn't say.  To be specific, there is a round cut in the part of the chamber block that faces the barrel that looks like it's meant for the end of the guide rod:



When I actually fit the guide rod assembly in that seat it doesn't look quite right:



When the guide rod is moved up a little it has more to sit against, but even then it's not exactly a tailor fit:



Adding to my uncertainty was a YouTube video showing a field strip and reassembly where the demonstrator seems to suggest the round cut is where it should be seated.  Start watching at 1:16 and see what I mean:



I apologize if this has been addressed before, I couldn't find any mention of it.

Offline StuckonGlocks21

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Re: CZ P-10c, is it that obvious?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 03:50:06 PM »
It goes in that radiused cut like in the first picture. Then you install the assembled slide onto the frame.

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Re: CZ P-10c, is it that obvious?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 04:32:02 PM »
Once the slide is cycled it will fall out of the radiused notch into the other area. That's normal and expected. The notch is to make sure it's clear of all possible things it could snag on while being reassembled. It's not going to stay there.

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Re: CZ P-10c, is it that obvious?
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2019, 04:32:11 PM »
Into the little half moon cut. It's really not that crucial because once it's back on the frame it doesn't rest there any longer anyway. The barrel cut is simply a temporary holding position for the guide rod until it's installed back on the frame.

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Re: CZ P-10c, is it that obvious?
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 05:14:57 PM »
Thank you, that makes sense.   8)

I thought the manual would have made mention of the correct procedure, but I didn't see anything specific. 

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Re: CZ P-10c, is it that obvious?
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2019, 02:02:40 AM »
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Re: CZ P-10c, is it that obvious?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 10:19:45 AM »
Into the little half moon cut. It's really not that crucial because once it's back on the frame it doesn't rest there any longer anyway. The barrel cut is simply a temporary holding position for the guide rod until it's installed back on the frame.

Purely an informational follow-up: I assembled the slide with the guide rod in the little half moon cut, then went to the range and after 200 rounds I disassembled the slide, and the guide rod was still sitting in the half moon cut.

I'm not going to worry about it as it doesn't seem to make a difference, just wanted to share a fact. 

Maybe there's a minimal difference in spring tension with a slightly shorter travel, but it's got to be really minimal.

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Re: CZ P-10c, is it that obvious?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2019, 11:25:58 AM »
The guide rod doesn't touch the barrel when the gun is assembled.  It rests against this ledge on the frame.  That's why the barrel is loose when the slide is retracted.  Otherwise, the tension would prevent the barrel from tilting properly.


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Re: CZ P-10c, is it that obvious?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2019, 11:36:10 AM »
The guide rod doesn't touch the barrel when the gun is assembled.  It rests against this ledge on the frame.  That's why the barrel is loose when the slide is retracted.  Otherwise, the tension would prevent the barrel from tilting properly.



Thanks!  A picture helped immensely, now it makes sense.