Theoretical ? on extractor fitting

Discussion in '1911 Gunsmithing' started by ed plantaganet, Nov 22, 2018.

  1. ed plantaganet

    ed plantaganet Member

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    Feb 10, 2018
    I fitted a new extractor on a Rock Island. I have the proper tool and made a tension gauge that should work about as well as the Weigand one. I got the tension adjusted properly but now the extractor will barely go into the slide. My question is, what the remedy if the extractor will not go into the slide when the extractor is properly adjusted?
     
  2. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Sounds like you got it tensioned just about right. There should typically be a bit of resistance going back in.

    If impossible to get it in, you can "untension" it a bit too . . . .


    Lots of RIA questions lately . . . . .
     
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  3. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    untension, you should copyright that as a zoidism :cool:
     
  4. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    How do you know if it is "tensioned correctly" if it's out of the slide?

    It can only be evaluated when the extractor is installed . . . .
     
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  5. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014
    Hmm, should it be "detensioned?"

    Or possibly, "relaxed" . . . .
     
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  6. ed plantaganet

    ed plantaganet Member

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    Feb 10, 2018
    It was in the slide when I checked the tension. I adjusted it to 26 oz --if I recall correctly. Had it needed to be any tighter it probably wouldn't have fit in the slide.
     
  7. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    spring, sprung, tensioned, untensioned, who knows.

     
  8. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    I like seeing the RIA questions.
    Guessing new to the platform,kinda exciting all over again :)
     
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  9. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    26 oz is perfect. You done good.

    Everything else you described, is normal. Nothing to worry about. They're supposed to be tight to get back in.
     
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  10. ed plantaganet

    ed plantaganet Member

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    Feb 10, 2018
    Ok, thank you. New to the platform. Got a decent deal on a Rock. I like being able to at least replace parts on my pistols myself and thought a Rock would be a good place to learn. I think I've replaced virtually everything on it, mostly just for fun. I think think the only thing I've left to replace is the slide stop, barrel bushing, thumb safety and mag release. I might replace the barrel someday but I'll likely have a smith do that.
     
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  11. Kip

    Kip Sir Kip Esquire

    Apr 12, 2016
    Cool!! Keep at it Ed!
     
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  12. ZoidMeister

    ZoidMeister Consider my signature line before replying . . . .

    Dec 4, 2014

    You're in the right place Ed, welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing your adventures . . . .
     
  13. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Often times too much tension is a result of excess stress..
    So I would submit that the correct answer is to stress relieve.
     
  14. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
    If you are having a hard time achieving proper tension sometimes the positioning/ locator pad needs to be adjusted to allow more deflection of the extractor. 5E70637D-44A7-4F46-81B3-900DF566595C.jpeg Also check that the extractor tip is not contacting the shell casing. Only the tension wall should make contact.
     
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  15. gaijin

    gaijin Well-Known Member

    May 18, 2015
    Great diagram AZ.
     
  16. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Is it true that 9mm. .38 sup & .40 cal is not tentioned on the tensioning wall but rather by the hook/claw?
    The pic below is a screen shot from a "Hi-Tech" video showing that.... or is there no difference in function to different calibers? extractor 9mm & 45 .png
     
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  17. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Anyone... Anyone? ....... Bueller?
     
  18. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    May I suggest you check page 61423 of the TTT catalog.
    You will find the EZ extractor installation tool model # frt53

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    As usual send cash and postage both ways !
     
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  19. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Do you have that "in Stock" .... and...... is there Special Black Friday pricing?
     
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  20. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Of course, TTT is a stocking dealer. !
    And yes Black Friday prices are in effect, just double catalog price and deduct half ! What a deal !
    Direct bank transfer available for a slight uncharge. :roflmaro:
     
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