Yikes tough call Ted... Do you happen to have any pictures of it?
Ted said:In looking closely at my extractor, I am wondering if it is slightly too long. With the slide off the frame and placing various cases on the breechface and under the extractor lip, when the base of the case is flush against the breechface, the front of the extractor hits the bevel of the case to where it's actually pushing the extractor outwards, and there otherwise seems to be a lot of daylight between the case rim and the inside of the extractor claw.
Is this normal?
I believe my extractor may also be too tight, as there seems to be considerable tension just before the slide goes into battery on a live round, which I have determined to be the result of the extractor (there is no such tension with the extractor removed). I have had a couple of hangups where the slide did not go fully into battery in this same spot.
I tried to bend my extractor out slightly but MAN no matter how hard I seemed to torque it, it did not seem to want to take a set at all, and I was afraid to break it.
Any comments appreciated,
I'm sorry if my words don't match my drawing, but the photo shows what I mean as to where the case should touch the extractor.Shotgun12 said:*******
..... The following is quoted from the thread link from the above post:
"Next, with the slide in hand, check the tension of the extractor by slipping a round up under the extractor claw against the breech face; the cartridge should be held in place by the claw."
The "claw" (hook) does not hold the cartridge in place, it only makes contact with the case (rim), as the empty is being ejected from the weapon. The portion of the extractor that "holds", or applies pressure to the case rim, is the 'belly', or notch area behind the hook.
I've also included a pic of my original SA extractor.