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I have a New springfield that I am having ejector problems with. I can only get 2 or 3 shots without a fail to eject, the extractor hangs onto the casing, and causes a jam. It is better with some kinds of ammo, looking like the more powerful the round? I have problems loading a mag and racking the slide through the mag, I can only get one or 2 rounds to eject then a jam.

Anyone have any ideas? or is thing going to have to go back to Springfield? Is there any adjustment for the extractor? I removed it, cleaned everything on it, and then lubed it and re-installed it.

Thanks in advance,

Joe
 

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IF you are using factory ammo, and the gun is not ejecting the spent casings the way it should, I would give SA a call and make arrangements to send it back to them for repair. There is nothing you should have to do to make the gun work right; just clean and lube properly, and use good quality ammo (factory). If you're using reloads, you might expect a few problems here and there (although I haven't had any with mine).

If your gun is defective, SA will make it right. If you have to send it back, it won't cost you anything except a little patience. I believe the average turn-around time is about 3 weeks.

Gluck Haben,

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Joe, I'm having a similiar problem with my new loaded. The next to last round did the same as yours. It was constant with all 8 rd mags, wilson and stars. Does not seem to do it with the 7 rd flat follower mags. What mags are you using? I contacted wilson to change the followers, but they said they think it needs a longer ejector. I know springfield would make it right, but the hassle of sending it back ticks me off. I used both ball and reloads. My sights were WAY off, how about yours?
 

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Not to undermind you guys, but have you checked the extractor tension on these to make sure it's not something you can fix in 5 minutes as opposed to sending the gun back? Sounds like these extractors may be too tight.
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For the ammount of time it will take to check, I would follow what StreetSweeper reccomended, check the extractor tension. All my loadeds when new would barely hold the case let alone reliably eject them.
Sure beats a trip and wait for your gun for a quick fix.
 

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How do I check the Extractor tension?

Is there a write-up somewhere? I would be interested in trying that.

Here is a very bad picture of what the gun is doing. The extractor is not letting go, and it takes dropping the mag, and cycling the slide one or more times.

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mike56 said:
Joe, I'm having a similiar problem with my new loaded. The next to last round did the same as yours. It was constant with all 8 rd mags, wilson and stars. Does not seem to do it with the 7 rd flat follower mags. What mags are you using? I contacted wilson to change the followers, but they said they think it needs a longer ejector. I know springfield would make it right, but the hassle of sending it back ticks me off. I used both ball and reloads. My sights were WAY off, how about yours?
I am just using the stock mags, I have tried 3 different stock mags, and a couple wilsons.

My sites seem to be alittle low, but I am still getting used to the gun. Both of my SIGS have night sights, so I may not be used to the flat black novak sites.

Joe
 
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