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Hi Group. I'm new here and I need help with a problem. I have a two month old Auto Ordnance 1911 with about 1000 rounds through it and I am beginning to have problems with it. It has a solid barrel bushing which cracked. I contacted AO and they sent me a new one right away. Now I am having extraction problems. The empty casing is remaining partially in the chamber causing the gun to jam. I checked the extractor and found it to have a degree of side to side play. I compared it to the one on my 15 year old SS Colt and the Colt's is nice and tight. What is the problem here? Do a need a new extractor? I so, should I have AO send me a new one? Should I buy a quality aftermarket one? If so, from who? Or is there a way to fix this one? Also, I have been shooting mostly Wolf ammo if it matters.

Thanks, J.R.
 

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Contact Wilsoncombat.com and order one of their "Bullet Proof" extractors. It will include instructions for assembly and adjustment. Adjustment is critical.

It sounds like you definitely need a new one. There should be no "Side to Side" movement.

Hope this helps.

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The steel case in Wolf ammo can be hard on extractors. I agree with Robb, I'd try adjusting it before I bought a new one.
 

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I want to thank everyone for their help and suggestions. I tried bending the extractor and it didnt help. There is still too much slop in the fit. Back and forth as well as side to side. I have decided to contact AO and have them send me a new one under warranty. I will also order a new one from Wilson Combat as an alternate.

One more thing. The ejector is a little loose in the frame. Is this normal? If not, how can I fix it? Should I invest in an extended one from Wilson? Thanks again.

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Originally posted by santino34:
One more thing. The ejector is a little loose in the frame. Is this normal? If not, how can I fix it? Should I invest in an extended one from Wilson? Thanks again.

J.R.


J.R.,

No, the ejector should not be loose, but maybe the ejector pin just needs to be snugged up a bit. These are usually some type of roll pin that can be "spread" so that they are tighter. I would try that route first, if 'twere me............

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Jeeze, it sounds like your gun is falling apart! Rich in VA is right...the ejector and the extractor should both be snug.

In light of the other problems this gun has, I would check to see if it's still under warranty, summarize all these problems, and send it back for factory repair.

I wouldn't go out and get a custom one like you mention...it would just complicate your problems at this point. Other changes must be made to a gun when an extended ejector is installed.
 
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