The barrel is not quick change on the H-D. There is a take-down lever on the right side but if you don't know the secret of the recoil capture button on the top, you're very likely to ruin a VERY nice pistol!
Quick and dirt picture with controls. The H-D Military is one of the easiest guns for the amateur 'gunsmith' to totally ruin and have on idea how he did it.
The cross pin that holds the barrel in is just under the U in 'capture'.
BTW-- This gun was found north of Glenwood Springs, CO by an elk hunter laying next to a big spruce tree. It had been there for years and was pretty much rotten outside and the (light sport) barrel was ruined. The finder had taken it apart and hosed it down with WD-40 before bringing it into the shop. I gave him the standard $20 for a parts gun and restored it with a custom barrel, surface grinding and stoning the parts, rust blue and a couple replaced internal parts.
Anytime you find an H-D that's ''hung-up' and wont come apart or go together right', you usually find Bubba tracks all over it and they're sometimes cheap at gunshows. My dad went with me to ONE gunshow when I was 17 years old. I found a 'hung-up' H-D for $8 and bought it thinking I'd impress my dad by repairing it and selling it at the show for a profit.
#$*@^#$$ gun!!! My name was Bubba!!!
(To repair takes a very precise hole being drilled at a VERY specific spot in the slide.)
Neat video. I even recognize where he was!
4:23 into this, did the pistol go full auto???
No, that was a left hand fan.