Skip to main content

Ejection Issues

When you have ejection failures usually it is an EXTRACTOR problem. The extractor is not holding the case against the bolt face well enough for the ejector to get a good solid hit on the case.

A known problem is the pin that holds the extractor in the bolt. If it is a ROLL pin, made of thin sheet metal in a spiral shape, it can be a problem. Replace it with a SPLIT pin, made of thicker metal formed into a "C" shape. This solves many of the extractor problems. The pin is 1/8 X 3/4 and is of a common size.

The extractor design is much like a 1911.  The hook needs to be properly shaped to hold the case against the bolt face. The tension must be strong enough as well. Any gunsmith famililar with tuning a 1911 can solve this.