With the barrel forward of the take down lever, there is nothing to hold the slide on except striker to sear engagement. Pulling the trigger should release the slide to move forward and off of the frame.The Barrel is not in it's correct position.
Think about when you drop the Barrel back into the Slide and it is ready for the Recoil Spring.the Barrel sits in the slide right up against the Breech.
OK let's all do the Barrel to FCU to grip resting at home.. vision quest.
Takedown your P365...
Now with just the barrel in hand insert the lower Fork opening which is just below the feed ramp into the FCU and Grip just behind the take down lever..you will see the cross member the barrels fork inserts onto it.
With the Barrel inserted at this point the barrel will sit flat over the Takedown lever and you can raise and lower the barrel to the angle when the slide is completely back
This is the Barrel to FCU to Grip resting place.
I suspect that sandflea49's lower fork of the Barrel is in front of the Takedown lever in front of where the barrel should actually be sitting.
If you look.with the barrel's lower fork at the takedown lever and not sitting just behind it...the barrel sits Higher and because of the barrel's height it would jam in the slide when he tried to slide it on.
Without the Recoil Spring the barrel dropped down (as if it was going to be removed from the slide, before the takedown lever and not behind it where it should be.
He would have been better to slide on the Slide with the gun upside down and gravity holding the barrel into place.
But he did not know and now the Barrel is to far forward in the slide.
There is just no way that the barrel can drop into where it should be.
If that's the case and the takedown lever has not engaged the Slide yet then possibly the slide can be knocked forward and off of the gun.
I cannot turn the Takedown lever upwards until the Slide is almost completely back.
Since his slide has never gone that far back his takedown lever should still be pointing down.
If all this fails he may have to send his P365 to Sig.
Reminds me of the officer that was asked how she unloaded her revolver at home. She said "well yea, I go out back in my yard and just shoot it" True story, I was there. Needless to say, she lasted another year. Last time I talked with her was at a Burger King drive through. She forgot my fries.:huh:I was gonna suggest pulling off the back plate and removing the striker, but pulling the trigger makes a lot more sense (I know it’s redundant, but confirm an empty chamber first, please). Also, with the striker removal method, there is a chance of the safety plunger and spring falling out after the slide is removed - be careful.
It would be helpful if the OP:
1. Uploaded a pic.
2. Was a little more responsive.
She lasted a year? How did that happen? I would have figured a month... tops :mellow:Reminds me of the officer that was asked how she unloaded her revolver at home. She said "well yea, I go out back in my yard and just shoot it" True story, I was there. Needless to say, she lasted another year. Last time I talked with her was at a Burger King drive through. She forgot my fries.:huh:
Well she transferred into Commo for the rest of her tour until she fell out of a chair claiming injury. It was discovered she set that up and was fired for lying to investigators IA.She lasted a year? How did that happen? I would have figured a month... tops :mellow:
What is a URL? I'm finally trying to send pics and need my grandson to give me some help. Sorry for the delay. I'm probably going to send my P365 paper weight back to Sig and let them sort things out. Thanks to all for your help, concern and humor. I will keep you posted on any progress.^^^^^
Now That IS Funny!
I wonder if WE want Closure more than sandflea49.
Did you try this?The slide will move approximately 3/4 " to rear.