I have a springfield 1911 that I can not open. I wrongly allowed a friend to shoot a halibut in the head last summer. Of course, salt water splashed up and on to the gun. The gun was put away without cleaning and subsequently forgotten about. So, there are at least 3 bad decisions that have put me in my current position.
Now, I can't move the slide back. The exterior of the gun looks great; however, I suspect there is rust within the gun now that makes pulling the slide back impossible. Of course, I can't clean the gun until I get the slide to move back.
Any ideas? I've already tried spraying oil and liquid wrench all over and into the gun and letting it sit for days in a zip lock back. No luck.
This is a great gun and I am really hoping its salvagable.