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I'm building a 1911 type pistol in .40 from the ground up. I've seen many differences in how the ejectors are set up in 1911s.

Some have a forward angle at the front of the ejector while some are angled back. Some stick out there pretty far while some are just barely a nub.

I'd appreciate any thoughts on what the ideal length and angle would be for a .40 ejector.
 

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You will DEFINATELY want an Extended Ejector (long nose) for use with short cases like the 40.

My preference is angled forward(?) |______/

Hope that helps.
 

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I agree with jaydee. His picture is a side view of the ejector. It also happens to be my preference for angles if you were looking FROM THE TOP DOWN. This angle should face out towards the ejection port.
 

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Originally posted by shane45-1911:
I agree with jaydee. His picture is a side view of the ejector. It also happens to be my preference for angles if you were looking FROM THE TOP DOWN. This angle should face out towards the ejection port.
Just a major "Love Fest" since I completely agree with Shane on the Top view as well... Forgot to mention that, although most figure that one out


Shane... If you like that one, you should see my Stick Figure's, and Accident Scene drawings
 

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HH

Sometimes what the guys posted works just fine. On guns with scopes on the ejectors have to go out through a small window. On a more conventional gun you just want to get the brass out, and not get Knoidered on the head. (or inbetween your glasses and forhead)

We use an ejector set. 3 ejectors one hits like the guys here at the top
one in the center with a radius running from top to bottom and one hit at the bottom.

If a gun is not playing nice we pop out the ejector and plop in the other two to see which works the best.

If you do opt for the guys cut here consider radiusing the top. If your in a hurry and ejecting a live round for some reason and the primer comes in hard contact with the ejector is leaves a nasty mark
if you round off the tip the chances of that happening may be lessoned a bit.

for length you want to be able to eject a live round, keep this in mind when trimming the length.

geo ><>
 

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Thanks for all the great info guys. I'll try one with the forward angle: like this one / . I'll make sure it's long enough to kick out a live round and has the sideways angle and radiused top. When I get it installed I'll post a pic showing how I did it, and let you know how it works!

[This message has been edited by hhsmiley (edited 08-17-2001).]
 
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