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Unread 07-17-2017, 12:42 PM   #12
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Sounds good, Jeff,

There is field stripping...and then there is detail stripping. Don't hesitate to field strip. It is easy and non-intrusive to do if a little care is used. There are videos of the procedure on YouTube to help you through the first time. Besides, it needs to be done to check for the serial number on the firing pin.

Concerning John's caution about the grips, most risk can be avoided if only the right grip is removed. You can check for its serial number, and look through the grip frame to check the left grip while it's still in place. If the left grip is stuck to the grip frame, you'll have more to worry about than a serial number--but I feel this is most unlikely.
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