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Old 04-15-2007, 10:35 AM
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You need to put the end of a punch or screwdriver in the extractor slot where the FP stop goes and pry gently. Once it starts to move out you can pull it out with your fingers.

To check the tension, put a loaded round under the extractor with the slide removed. Slip it up so the primer lines up with the FP hole in the breechface. You can slip it up further but you don't want to.

With the round under the extractor, shake the slide (not too hard.) The round should wobble but not fall out. It should not be flush against the breech.

Tension is adjusted by bending the extractor. If it isn't bent, it isn't going to work and can cause both feeding and extraction problems in a 1911.
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