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45 ACP with a problem

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by SDR, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. SDR

    SDR Clackamas County, Oregon Silver Vendor Silver Vendor

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    I just picked up this hot rodded 45 ACP...Nickel caspian frame,Nickel Colt slide.
    Has been converted to a tapper barrel instead of a barrel bushing... About the third mag it starts to stove pipe...A live one in the chamber,Spent one holding the slide open... Tried differen't ammo all new,No reloads,Tried differen't mags...New and used...
    Any ideas
    Thanks!
     
  2. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    ( ok....I'm nowhere near a 1911 "expert" )

    But....have you tried more than one mag? ( and does it still do it? )

    and if yes, take a look at the extractor, adjusting tension may work....
     
  3. RickB

    RickB Greater Seattle area Member

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    I would also suspect (insufficient) extractor tension. Strip the gun, and slide a loaded round up the breechface so it's hanging on the extractor hook. Tip and rotate the slide; the round should sag from gravity, but should not fall off. Do the same with an empty case. It should be held securely, and not move as the slide is moved. If your gun fails either test, then the extractor needs adjusting.
     
  4. SDR

    SDR Clackamas County, Oregon Silver Vendor Silver Vendor

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    Thanks,
    I took it apart,Then took two others apart to compare tension and extractor seemed to be much tighter than the others....I performed a bend job and Re-Assembled,Put five mags through it and it performed flawlessly...
    Thanks Again
     
  5. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    :thumbup:

    Glad it was a simple fix!