Originally Posted By fxntime:
Originally Posted By cmm:
Originally Posted By hobbs5624:
It's somewhat normal on a gun that old, but it's not good. If it still ejects, great. It's a matter of time before it loosens to the point that it probably will cause a failure. Then again, I've seen guns with no pin and a very floppy ejector run just fine.
A new extractor can be had pretty cheap, between $15 and $30 for a good aftermarket one, plus you will need a new pin. Install is a matter of having a very small round file and the knowledge to do it. If you go the extended route, you can tune the ejection path by profiling the face, which requires a small file. Also, if you do it yourself, you should have a vise, a set of vise grips, and a small hammer. Anyway, if you're interested, I'm sure we can resurrect a thread on it, or you can take it to a smith.
Ejector /= extractor. I think you're confused. Replacing the extractor almost requires no tools. Replacing the ejector requires four hands but there's a bolt disassembly tool you can buy to aid in complete bolt disassembly.
Exactly how in the heck do you disassemble the BOLT on a 1911 when it does not HAVE a bolt? [looking at mine, nope, no bolt.] The ejector is pretty easy to do IF you take your time and do it right using a good product. Use the correct punch to tap out the pin and replace the pin also at the same time. You might want to go with a bit longer one and adjust it [file] to throw empties where you want but I doubt it's really needed. Just take your time filing on the leg. I use pencil lead to mark [mech pencil] exactly where I need to file.
Hey...wait a minute!!! Mine has a bolt!!! WTF???
I wanted to breathe smoke...but suddenly, everything went all pink on me!!!