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Ejection problems 1911a1

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Notsukow, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Notsukow

    Notsukow Aiken,Sc New Member

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    My 1911a1 ejects at random angles mostly from 3 o'clock to 6 o'clock sometimes high sometimes low sometimes straight back at my face sometimes forward sometimes to the left(I'm right handed). I've changed the recoil spring taken out the ejector and cleaned it. Not sure what to do next. Any suggestions.
     
  2. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like extractor tension needs to be adjusted.
     
  3. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Hi Notsukow,

    Sound like you may have to fit the Extractor and / or like iamme stated above.

    Tony Portland, Oregon Area
     
  4. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    What ammo are you using?
     
  5. Jammer Six

    Jammer Six North Greenlake, Seattle New Member

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    I suspect that you've taken the extractor out and cleaned it, not the ejector.

    Extractor tension and the forward face of the ejector control where the brass goes.

    The spring that everyone refers to as the recoil spring has nothing to do with it. Changing it can very easily create more (and different) problems.

    You might want to consider using a gunsmith until you know how your weapon works.
     
  6. Notsukow

    Notsukow Aiken,Sc New Member

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    Very good advice. I don't necessarily know the terminology and I make mistakes calling things by a different name but I actually do have a pretty good understanding how it works. A worn out recoil spring can affect extraction of the casing very unlikely but never the less my spring was worn out. Didn't cause any problems today.
     
  7. Notsukow

    Notsukow Aiken,Sc New Member

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    Winchester 230 grain fmj
     
  8. Creeper

    Creeper Ravensdale, WA. Member

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  9. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Find a good 1911 smith and have the ejector tuned. It can be so worth it.
     
  10. OHshoot!

    OHshoot! Bellingham Member

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    +1 for finding a good smith.
     
  11. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    The best way to learn anything is hands on. Asking for and obtaining good information always helps. The heck with the gun smith, if you want to learn anything go after it, get it yourself- for life.
    Silver Hand
     
  12. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    replacing the recoil spring in my a1 fixed my extraction/ejection problems also. never say never,as they say.