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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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No insults intended, just the facts as stated. As long an the consumer accepts and remedies the problem, the manufacturer will continue to allow the defective product out the door. It's the old adage: "water finds it's own level"
Truth be told, the flaws @therapture found probably would not have caused any true operational issues. I found an improper j-cut on the breach face of my Loaded Springfield Armory 45. An arguably average production model. Sending a gun back if it malfunctions is fair game. Swamping a warranty department for minor production misses will only serve to increase the out the door prices on future guns.
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Issue's like this make me gun shy for buying anything tisas/girsan made.

Bill
Chuck Rogers, a custom smith posting here under the name Pistolwrench, has bought at least 4 Tisas 1911s as base guns for custom creations. That speaks well of the inherent quality of the guns. Recommendation enough for me if I was looking for another 1911 . Tisas would be a top contender.
But I can’t tell you how to spend your $.
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And/Or used to increase deflection!
I fail to see how a shim to address clocking can affect tension dimensions considering the shim is on the other end of the mid extractor bosses. In addition all the extractors I have fit very tightly in the slide at the big end so a pivoting movement to change deflection would require a very loose fit. Not typical conditions.
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