I have a 1911 that I've had for a while and it works fine. I've noticed over the last several years that the ejector is almost always loose. It's a regular GM (not extended) ejector and it has the cross pin in the frame. The ejector gets loose now everytime I shoot the gun. When I clean the gun I use a pin punch to tap the cross pin and tighten the ejector in the frame. Otherwise, the legs of the ejector would be loose in the frame. Some questions: When assembed in the gun the ejector will not come out, so is it a problem to leave the ejector somewhat loose in the gun? Will the looseness cause damage to the frame over time? If the ejector needs to be firmly fixed in the frame, can I epoxy it in?
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January 25, 2008, 12:05 PM
You could use Blue Lock-Tight on your loose ejector, but eventually one leg may break off, and then you will want to get it out of the frame. Right?
You actually need to replace the ejector & pin with a properly fitted new one.
If you continue to shoot it with it loose, the holes will continue to keep wearing bigger, and fixing it on down the road will be very hard to do.
A new ejector will need to be properly fitted so the pins do not bottom out in the frame holes, then the cross-slot marked and cut with a round needle file.
You need to cut the slot slightly high on the ejector leg so the cross-pin is a tight fit, and wedges the ejector down tight on the frame when it is driven in.
If the pin hole is very loose with a standard pin, you need to make an oversize pin to fit the hole tightly.
You can make an over-size pin from the shank of a number drill bit of the correct size.