GUN Finally sent my 1911 off for "service"

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  1. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    I've had it for 15 years now, never with any reliability issues whatsoever.

    In the last 500-750 rounds or so, I started to have some Failures to Eject. It seemed very ammo dependant, but my desire to CC a weapon with intermittant failures was dwindling.

    I did a lot of troubleshooting (post on forum.m1911.org) and finally decided it was beyond my ability to fix. :sad2:

    So.... spent $68 to overnight it to EGW guns in PA. Hopefully it won't be THAT much to fix. Best-case scenario, new link and some cleaning up of the lugs. Worst-case - the above plus a new barrel and frame machining. :hs:

    Anyway. I'll let y'all know what happens here.

    OH. Getting my Big Dots installed too. :cool:
     
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    how many extractors have you replaced in those 15 years?
     
  3. JaimeZX

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    A couple. This most recent one probably has 1000-1500 rounds on it and still passes all the tests at m1911.org's tech page. :dunno:
     
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    what kind of condition is the ejector in? What kind have you got?
     
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    Of course, I'd suspect the extractor first and the ejector second. How do the ends of your spent brass look?
     
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    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Wilson Combat ejector. Looks good. Holds a round securely but not super tight.

    Brass looks normal. No obvious dents or anything.

    Edit: it's a timing issue; the barrel isn't unlocking fast enough and the lugs are getting rounded off.
     
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    EGW is good people.

    They've done some work for me in the past, and I've always been pleased.

    Hope it ends up being nothing major!
     

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