Springfield G.I Question
I have a Springfield G.I that I bought second hand in excellent condition. The gun has always been a great performer and I like it a lot, but yesterday I had a failure to eject.
I cleared the gun and fired ten more rounds (only fired 40 rounds in the session). I noticed that some of the brass I picked up was flattened on one side, slightly. I am not sure if this is connected to the FTE.
What would you do, following this failure? I want to trust the gun 100%, although it is not my primary self defense firearm. Thanks
The flattening of the brass is a common result with the small ejection port on the G.I. or any 1911 with the original ejection port geometry. That in itself should not be considered a failure or problem. I'm led to believe that the brass flattening can be elimnated by tuning the extractor, but I don't have a small ported 1911 so I can't speak from personal experience.
The posting implies that the brass flattening just started and coincidently a fte was experienced so it soilds like there might be a connection. I'd check to see whether the extractor is clocking and/or get the extractor tension checked by someone knowledegable.