Let’s belabor everyone with International Cricket metaphors as an antidote to World Cup Hooliganism.
At any rate the barrel doesn’t ease it’s way down the slide – there’s a sticking point.
It can be pushed past with a rap or a tap, but that doesn’t seem to me to be ideal under the circumstances.
Upon closer inspection it seem associated with the link.
So what’s with the link? One edge of the pin seemed to stand proud.
I got out the calipers and measured them both. The Colt was wider at the link-pin than the High Standard (which easily slid back and forth).
The Colt went into a vise with soft jaws and I put a block under the link to steady it and relieve strain – and gave the pin two taps.
No longer proud above the edge, it slides right good now with no offending bits sticking out or digging a channel in the slide.
Now where’s my 1943 Lubriplate? I gotta put this thing back together.