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Colt Goverment model 70 MKIV Problem

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by drivond, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. drivond

    drivond Philomath,or New Member

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    Hello All

    My Colt model 70 is having ejection problems I think it is the extractor any ideas here is 2 photos.
    Thx
    Dan

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  2. donMiguel

    donMiguel SouthKingWA Active Member

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    What ammo? Shoot it a lot? Recent change in behavior?
     
  3. drivond

    drivond Philomath,or New Member

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    The Ammo I was using is Hornady 230gr FMJ/RN ENC and PMC 230gr FMJ Most of the time it jams up thats all I can say
     
  4. NoAim

    NoAim Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Likely weak extractor tension. But check that the ejector is in the right place.
     
  5. drivond

    drivond Philomath,or New Member

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    2 New photo attached took gun apart

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  6. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    You can "tune" your old extractor, I find the next thing that breaks after that is the extractor. To tune it you first remove it from the gun, and basically hold it in protected jaws in your vice, give it a whack it the direction it is presently bent, that will make it grab the rim of the empty shell casing tighter. Too lose & it don't work, too tight & it don't work...
     
  7. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I would remove it from the slide, and clean the extractor tunnel, as well as the extractor itself.

    It appears from the pics that the extractor is losing control of the case, so a tad bit of tension may help. A little goes a long way here, so go light with the "whacking".
     
  8. Samurai

    Samurai Monroe, Wa. Member

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    Maybe I'm just seeing things, but when I look at that last picture I see a hole in the frame where the ejector is supposed to be. Where is your ejector? That would cause the problem you are describing.
    Jason
     
  9. drivond

    drivond Philomath,or New Member

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    I added 2 new pics I hope that helps

    thank you
    Dan
     
  10. Samurai

    Samurai Monroe, Wa. Member

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    Yep, those two holes in the top of your frame are for the ejector. That's your problem, you need to order a new one and install it, or have a gunsmith drop one in for you. It's not an expensive part, and the install is easy.
    Jason
     
  11. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I know brownells have that, I'm sure midway does too
     
  12. Samurai

    Samurai Monroe, Wa. Member

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    Here's what it needs to look like:
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  13. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    PM sent
     
  14. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    Uh yep, there's a piece missin'
     
  15. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Good Deal, you just got out of having to "tune" your extractor!
     
  16. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I would still look at the extractor, as its a 1911 weak point.