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Posted: 12/30/2002 4:09:54 PM EST
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 5:02:07 PM EST
You may want to get a new Wilson Bulletproof extractor from Brownells. I have used them in a few guns with great results. A extractor tension gauge is handy as well. You use them with a trigger pull gauge.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 9:41:55 PM EST
Agree with USMC. New extractor assembly should do the trick. It is still disappointing to have to do that with such a new gun, but hey, 1911s of all stripes are finicky that way sometimes.
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 11:11:40 PM EST
Springfield for some reason only known to them has been shipping .45's with 9mm extractors. Replace it with any quality part (Wilson or Brown would be my picks) and you'll probably never have another problem. www.m1911.org on the tips section has a short article from Bill Wilson on how to tune an extactor.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 3:53:33 AM EST
I agree with everyone above... It's probably misshapen, or wrong. It's a simple part to replace, and it's one that will eventually need replacing anyway.

FWIW, my SA Loaded 1911A1 runs fine with the stock extractor.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 4:04:42 AM EST
It probably is the extractor but you may want to avoid WinClean Ammo as well. I've had FTE's with it in my Les Baer and no problems with anything else.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 7:39:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/31/2002 7:50:05 AM EST by TheRicker]
Link Posted: 1/2/2003 7:33:04 AM EST
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 10:32:24 AM EST

Originally Posted By TheRicker:
I assume the series 80 is the model I want?


Nope, Springfield never put that series 80 junk in there guns.
Series 80 is a colt thing....Para too I think.
Link Posted: 1/4/2003 10:55:34 AM EST
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