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Breech flaw/issue on a .45 Tisas 1911...

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This is the new A1 Service Special 5". So when I went to fit a new extractor, I got that part set up and in spec. But when looking at closeups I noticed a flaw. The cartridge was not seating completely after I dialed the extractor in and got the hook off the case. The issue is obvious. There is a high spot or something that holds the rim of the cartridge from seating completely on the left side of the breech. You can see the witness marks and the height at which the cartridge sits. You cannot push it completely flat to the breech. The pistol shot fine but was a bit erratic on ejection, but never failed to feed or eject jhp or ball ammo.

So I need to fix that LOL. It's a tight spot, suggestions on how to cut that flaw down?

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Depends on if you enjoy the journey or the destination. I am in it for the journey.

I realized that I had a fresh Tisas 9mm barrel from converting a Tisas to .38 super. It had enough metal in the correct places to fit to my Caspian. So now I have a 3 caliber Caspian 5” gun. An Ed Brown 9mm x 23 barrel went in too. It will probably stay mostly .38 super. Even the take off parts sometimes come in handy.

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Pretty hard to get a good handle on numbers from a forum. People with guns that run well don’t do much other than shoot them. Some percentage of folks have troubles and complain bitterly. Some fix them and say nothing. Some return them and say nothing. Some identify things that should be improved (and improve them) before the gun is ever fired. And a fair number of us amuse ourselves no end with the process of refining a less than stellar 1911.

My guess is that Tisas sells a lot of 1911. Most of them are fine. All can be improved. You can wreck one too.
 
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