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Posted: 11/2/2009 6:54:01 AM EST
Still learning more about my 1911. What do you guys use to clean out where the extractor sits. I've notice some dirt in there when taking it apart but can't seem to clean out that little "tunnel"
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 6:58:01 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/2/2009 6:58:29 AM EST by EdgecrusherXES_45]
First use air compressor to blow out the big dry shit then in the tight spots I spray CLP then air compressor to blow that shit out. I am kind of particular about keeping my guns super clean and maintained. Or if you are comfortable you can do a full disassembly and reassemble. Plus if you are learning it is a good learning experience.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 7:02:21 AM EST
Just take the extractor out and clean in there with a q tip and breakfree.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 7:22:41 AM EST
WORN 22 CAL BRUSH W/ SOLVENT THEN Q-TIP DRY, APPLY OIL TO Q-TIP AND RUN DOWN.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 9:01:37 AM EST
it all depends on how much shooting i do and the ammo. normally the extractor channel doesnt get dirty. i dont lube mine since there isnt anything that moves in it. Now i can see you getting some gunk in there if youre going to go ninja and do some shooting upsidedown.

if/when i do clean my extractor channel, i use a q-tip if necessary. some bore brushes in the caliber can be of help, but ive never had to go that far. i also, make sure the port where the extractor comes out is clean too and clean the breech face when the extractor is out.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 11:29:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By 22LR:
it all depends on how much shooting i do and the ammo. normally the extractor channel doesnt get dirty.


That's what I thought. The only other thing I can think of is that some dirt fell off the extractor's "claw" and lodged in the area I described. Thanks everyone I will be using the Q-tip to clean it out.

Link Posted: 11/2/2009 1:33:47 PM EST
the ammount it gets dirty depends on the ammo and amount down range. Fire off 2,000 rounds of lead loaded with bullseye powder.

get back to me on the amount of gunk you find.
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 1:41:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/3/2009 12:27:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
WORN 22 CAL BRUSH W/ SOLVENT THEN Q-TIP DRY, APPLY OIL TO Q-TIP AND RUN DOWN.


Yeps.
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