Small Problem?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by sharpshooter1997, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. sharpshooter1997

    sharpshooter1997 New Member

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    My brother in law has a Springfield gi 1911. The problem is when you go to eject a full shell out manually. 50% of them hang up and won't kick out. We haven't shot it yet so don't know if it will have problems then to.
     
  2. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw New Member

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    50% seems high, even considering ejectors are designed to work for empty shells. If it ejects correctly while shooting, it's probably OK. I would guess that the ejector as it is set now may make the gun be a little picky about brands of ammo, but that is just speculation.
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Shoot it, bet you are not racking the slide with enough vigor.
     
  4. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. 1911s are recoil operated. The fired case is actually pushing itself out.
     
  5. sharpshooter1997

    sharpshooter1997 New Member

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    Just went out side and shot 5 rounds through it. One of the spent shells ended up backwards in the action. The rest of the failures are the feed ramp needs polished.
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Yup............
     
  7. custom1911

    custom1911 New Member

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    I've had $1600 Kimbers that do the same thing but function fine. Don't worry about it
     
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    What?????????
     
  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    I seriously doubt it need the feedramp polished- It has nothing to do with ejection- only feeding. More likely the ejector needs tweeking-
     
  10. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    1. Check extractor tension

    2. Tune ejector

    3. If it's reloads, check the OAL. Long
    loaded rounds might bumb the bullet nose
    on the slide/end of the barrel.
     
  11. crazycharlie2

    crazycharlie2 New Member

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    I agree with you Hossfly.
     
  12. Gunsnob

    Gunsnob New Member

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    Mimbers are JUNK.
     
  13. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw New Member

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    And to think all this time I thought it was the universal law that when you couldn't figure out why a gun wasn't working right you needed to polished the feed ramp.

    Go figure!:rolleyes: