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1911 brass hits me in the forehead

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by ir3e971, Dec 8, 2006.

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  1. ir3e971

    ir3e971 Member

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    I have a new 1911 and have about 700 round through it.

    About one out of seven cases bonks me in the forehead. Some flip over my right shoulder, or over my head.

    Case extraction is not consistent. The bottom of the ejection port shows brass marks where the brass has been hitting. It has an origional sized port, not an expanded one.

    It does not jam or fail to feed though.

    So, how do I correct this?

    Bob
     
  2. Old Fuff

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    You have a problem with extractor tension, maybe extractor fit, and perhaps with the ejector length. Start by field stripping the pistol and check to be sure the ejector isn't loose. An out-of-spec firing pin stop can allow the extractor to rotate or "clock," and this too could contribute to your problem.

    If you lack the experience to correct these problems the pistol should be returned to the maker with a short, blunt letter.

    Incidentally, what make is this pistol?
     
  3. 1911Tuner

    1911Tuner Moderator Emeritus

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    If I was a bettin' man, I'd bet that it's a GI Mil-Spec Springfield. If it is, no need to bother tryin' to flog it into behavin' and don't bother sendin' it back to Springfield. The problem is with the extractor AND ejector...and they'll just stick in another one just like the other one. Pop for a good extractor and an extended ejector. Tune the extractor, shorten the ejector about
    .050 inch, and put a slight angle on the nose to cause the brass to kick out at 2 O'Clock and about 10 degrees rearward.
     
  4. Bwana John

    Bwana John Member

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    I dont mind when the brass hits my forehead, Its when them hot little suckers get trapped behind my shooting glasses when I start getting jumpy.:eek: :eek: :eek:
     
  5. PinnedAndRecessed

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    Or when they flip inside your loose fitting shirt on a hot day and stick to your collerbone. That's exciting, too.
     
  6. ir3e971

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    Thanks for the info. Luv this board.

    Bob
     
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