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Many years ago I bought 2-V51 pistols. On one I opened up the box and checked all the disassembly and fitment. The other I stored in a dehumidified safe for storage until now. When disassembling for removing the cosmoline and fitting, I noticed the end cap was a bear to take off and needed to be taped off with a brass dowel. After cleaning and fitting on and off several times it was better, but still needs to be a lot looser. The bolt assembly slides in and out pretty easy, but has a small amount of resistance at the end coming out. Any thoughts or advise?
 

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I have one I bought in 2008. I think it was made in 2006. JLD marked receiver, ser # B09**. It too was a pain to remove the end cap. But I got a stamp for it, & use a collapsible stock. It’s much easier now to remove, as I use the stock as a slap hammer. For those not in the body shop business, I remove the 2 rear pins, & with the stock collapsed, I push the lever, pull out the stock quickly, & it pulls the cap off the gun. I’ve often wondered if the ones from that time frame still used imported barrels. GARY.
 

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My vector is so tight at the back that I have to push the bolt out pretty hard. I had to heavily modify a stock to fit the back. My stock was tweaking the receiver and stopping the bolt when shooting. Sounds like this issue of a out of spec receiver is common
 

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My vector is so tight at the back that I have to push the bolt out pretty hard. I had to heavily modify a stock to fit the back. My stock was tweaking the receiver and stopping the bolt when shooting. Sounds like this issue of a out of spec receiver is common
Does yours have a JLD/PTR receiver? They are in spec, unlike a TB receiver. GARY
 

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I have one I bought in 2008. I think it was made in 2006. JLD marked receiver, ser # B09**. It too was a pain to remove the end cap. But I got a stamp for it, & use a collapsible stock. It’s much easier now to remove, as I use the stock as a slap hammer. For those not in the body shop business, I remove the 2 rear pins, & with the stock collapsed, I push the lever, pull out the stock quickly, & it pulls the cap off the gun. I’ve often wondered if the ones from that time frame still used imported barrels. GARY.
Mine SAO #8**
 

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There was Vector and then there was Vector. The original Vectors that I owned were pretty nice. I've had to tap off end caps but don't recall the manufacturer. IIRC things changed when Vector had to be sold due to a big problem regarding the sale of a large order of ammunition. My Vector 53K was problematic. It went back a few times but they never got it fixed although they tried. It all changed when I took it to Ken and Matt @ TPM Outfitters. She runs like a sewing machine with the happy switch. They are great to do business with!
 

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Talos…go get some grinding/polishing compound. There are about a dozen different colors from super coarse (black) to super fine (white). There are red, orange, green, yellow, etc in between.
Slather some compound around the inside of the end cap and bang the cap/stock on. Using a piece of hardwood dowel, tap it back off. Repeat as necessary. I have an early Vector 53 that had the same problem. On-off-on-off over and over again with a grinding compound WILL work. Stop when it gets to a point you’re happy with and clean ALL the compound out of the receiver and stock, then lube.

Works on the bolt carrier/ receiver relationship as well. If the carrier doesn’t just slide right on through freely, the same stuff can be used, but now you can just shoot it and polish/buff the interference away With the gun doing all the hard work. Same-same if you bought an 80% receiver and parts/receiver/slide is too tight. Let the gun do the grinding with polishing compound. Just remember to clean that crap out when you’re happy with the fit. Leaving it on will eventually wear off too much material.
 

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Talos…go get some grinding/polishing compound. There are about a dozen different colors from super coarse (black) to super fine (white). There are red, orange, green, yellow, etc in between.
Slather some compound around the inside of the end cap and bang the cap/stock on. Using a piece of hardwood dowel, tap it back off. Repeat as necessary. I have an early Vector 53 that had the same problem. On-off-on-off over and over again with a grinding compound WILL work. Stop when it gets to a point you’re happy with and clean ALL the compound out of the receiver and stock, then lube.

Works on the bolt carrier/ receiver relationship as well. If the carrier doesn’t just slide right on through freely, the same stuff can be used, but now you can just shoot it and polish/buff the interference away With the gun doing all the hard work. Same-same if you bought an 80% receiver and parts/receiver/slide is too tight. Let the gun do the grinding with polishing compound. Just remember to clean that crap out when you’re happy with the fit. Leaving it on will eventually wear off too much material.
I just noticed your reply. I almost have it there, but now I will try the compound to finish it. Thanks for the reply. I'll let you know how it turns out.
 
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