extraction problem

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  1. gpostal

    gpostal Former Guest

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    ok ,i took my new old .45 out today and i had a extraction problem ,every few rounds it would leave the spent round in the pipe , ,the extracter does look a bit rounded off ,not sharp like most i have seen , BUT not knowing 1911's like i would like to ,i am not for sure that was 100% the problem , the recoil spring is very stiff , i am not sue if i was getting a proper lock up , i used 165 grain hydra-shocks ,and winchester 185fmj's , both happened about every 5th round , also when it occasionally chucked a fired case up and right onto my arm in the crease of my elbow

    i would guess the recoil spring is over 18 pounds , but the random ejection , makes me lean toward extractor

    any ideals
  2. gpostal

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    further working the slide also feels a little "gritty" ,it's clean as whistle ,but feels this way when pulled al the way back ,and worked back and forth
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    You could try adjusting the tension on the extractor. Shooter45 had an excellent thread on this not long ago in the 1911 forum. Or, you could just install a Wilson BulletProof extractor.
  4. gpostal

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    i couldn't find the thread

    comparing it to a good 1911 , i dont think there is enough meat in the extractor , i also think the frame and slide are a bit to tight ,this is why i get the gritty feel , i am going to polish the insides of both and replace the extractor

    accuracy was fine with it ,even though i didn't get it on paper yet i hit the old trusty beer cans at 30 yrds with no problem
  5. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    GP, check the 1911 Forum.

    Marlin made a post, " I Need Help Badly".

    The info you need is in there.
  6. gpostal

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    thanks alot shooter ,i finally got the fireingpin stop out ,it was way to tight , i filed it down a bit it fits back tight but not as tight as it was ,took me a hour to coax it out

    now about the extractor , it looks apears to look as if it were cast not solid steel {apears} , might be just coated ,but it has a line down it like as if it were cast , anyway i think i will just replace it ,theres not to much meat left in the hook
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    ive heard smearing your ammo with gun oil can help some extraction problems like that
  8. gpostal

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    as i pulled out a snapper cap it would fall a bit loose

    but now i just did what shooter suggested ,and it is very tight now ,its grabs them and hangs on to them real good until it hits the extractor , i guess i wont really know until i shoot it again
    although i still would like to replace it
  9. gpostal

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    i found a local wilson master dealer ,and gots me a new bullet proof extractor ,thats some hardend steel

    it seems to fit as suggested ,i also picked me up a wilson-rodgers 7 rnd mag ,they are nice ,you can really tell the difference



    man it is so hard not to go in the basement and rap off a few rounds, i have a safe and unusual place to do it ,its just the noise
  10. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member

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    Postal,

    You will like the Wilson Mags. Best on the market.

    Second best, Metalform mags.

    Your extractor problem should be solved.

    Keep us posted.
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    could be GAPs hehe
  12. 4 eyed six shooter

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    You don't want to adjust that extractor too tight. It should just hold a loaded cartridge , without letting it fall free. If it is too tight you might start having failure to feed problems as the cartridge can have a hard time slipping into the hook. Also, a light radius on the bottom of the hook where the cartridge slips in helps. Like I said, light radius. Do not overdo.
    John K
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