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Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by PaulC, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. PaulC

    PaulC Well-Known Member

    856
    Feb 6, 2016
    So I am looking to replace a few parts on my Delta Elite. Swapped out trigger and extended thumb safety with a little fitting. Came out well.
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    Coming to my ejector, I'm having issues. The pin is not moving easily or after a few taps. I know that if I attempt brute force then I'll likely damage something.

    Would a bit of heat help?

    I'm all ears.
    Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire Supporting Addict

    Apr 12, 2016
    Watching this,mine has a wiggly ejector as well.
    Almost out of excuses for not attempting yet....
     
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  3. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    I tried it once on an old gun and ran into the same thing. I think the pin was red loctited in place. I was afraid to take a mini torch to it to heat it. Maybe a heat gun may help if you have one?
     
  4. rjinaz85308

    rjinaz85308 North Central AZ Grasslands Supporting Addict

    Jul 27, 2012
    I use a precision tip (small) soldering iron. that allows you to focus the heat in a very small area. this works great for breaking free loctited parts.
     
  5. Badabing11

    Badabing11 I gotta have more cowbell

    Sep 6, 2015
    Thank you! Great tip!
     
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  6. PaulC

    PaulC Well-Known Member

    856
    Feb 6, 2016
    That's great! I'll be making a run to the local store to get that fine tip.
     
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  7. PaulC

    PaulC Well-Known Member

    856
    Feb 6, 2016
    Ugh
    Used the soldering iron on the pin and still didn't want to budge. Held it on there for 2 minutes, didn't work. Then held on one side to 2 then other side for 2. Still didn't budge.
    Will try again today and if that doesn't work then will take it to a local smith to remove pin.
     
  8. awp101

    awp101 Clean 'em up, green 'em up and start the music Supporting Addict

    744
    Jan 12, 2017
    Possibly a last resort kind of thing, but do you have a drill press and a bit small enough to carefully drill it out? A new pin would be cheaper than a gunsmith.
     
  9. EXFI

    EXFI Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    I have not checked any of my ejectors for wiggle. I know I have felt some that do. I just do not recall which pistol(s). As long as my gun is ejecting, a little wiggle is okay with me. My pistols are all ejecting: at least when I am shooting them. :)

    I have seen it in print that ejectors which are not pinned will remain in place as long as the slide is in place. This would concern me. I turn my pistols upside down when I put the slide assembly back on to prevent gravity from acting upon the swinging link until I am ready. If my ejector fell out during this process I would be greatly troubled. :)

    I had this girlfriend once who wiggled. That was bothersome to me at times. :)
     
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  10. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire Supporting Addict

    Apr 12, 2016
    Mine is still pinned,biggest worry is that the forward pin on the ejector is moving around distorting the hole.
    Could just pull it and inspect.
    Reason I've put this off is I really need to replace ALL internals.Pretty sure I could shave with the sear,angles are gone.
    Had plans of a re-do so it's parked for now. :(
     
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  11. awp101

    awp101 Clean 'em up, green 'em up and start the music Supporting Addict

    744
    Jan 12, 2017
    Just as there is a time and place to wiggle, there's always a time and place to NOT wiggle.:D
     
  12. EXFI

    EXFI Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    Hole distortation? I am sorry. I best not comment about that.
     
  13. awp101

    awp101 Clean 'em up, green 'em up and start the music Supporting Addict

    744
    Jan 12, 2017
    Distorted holes, wiggly ejectors...this thread could go sideways quick, fast and in a hurry....:grin:
     
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  14. EXFI

    EXFI Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    Hey not so fast. You do not want to be accused of being premature.
     
  15. awp101

    awp101 Clean 'em up, green 'em up and start the music Supporting Addict

    744
    Jan 12, 2017
    Then there's that whole heartbreak of projectile dysfunction thing to deal with as well.
     
  16. EXFI

    EXFI Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    Reloads? I think if your OAL is there and you are getting ignition followed by consistent velocity; your pistol should be functioning fine.
     
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  17. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire Supporting Addict

    Apr 12, 2016
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    One of you guys dropped this.... ;)
     
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  18. awp101

    awp101 Clean 'em up, green 'em up and start the music Supporting Addict

    744
    Jan 12, 2017
    You promised me you'd never post that pic!
     
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  19. EXFI

    EXFI Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    Looks like a good tool. SAAMI says it should read 1.250 so I think it may need to be calibrated.
     
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  20. PaulC

    PaulC Well-Known Member

    856
    Feb 6, 2016
    I do have a drill press and small bit. I may have to resort to that but I'll need to make sure I have a damn good jig to hold this perfectly horizontal to my table for a vertical hole. Last thing I want to do is try and save some money to only end up ruining my frame. Doubtful it would happen but still concerned.
     
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