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For those of you with a 1911: I have a Colt Gov't Model Series 70. I just broke the extractor. Is this pretty common? It's reall

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  • For those of you with a 1911: I have a Colt Gov't Model Series 70. I just broke the extractor. Is this pretty common? It's reall

    For those of you with a 1911: I have a Colt Gov't Model Series 70. I just broke the extractor. Is this pretty common? It's really not a big deal, I just wanted to make sure the problem isn't a result of something deeper.

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    I know this isn't a rifle, but there is no pistol category.

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    • #3
      I was issued the military version on the 1911, we put thousands and thousands of rounds down range. I haven't heard of anything breaking on our weapons.

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      • #4
        I have never broke an extractor in any of my 1911's but have seen it happen twice. Both times it was a Colt and Wolf steel cased ammo. I wonder if that is the case with your pistol. I know one of my Kimber's sometimes fails to extract steel Wolf cases but the other never misses a beat.

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        • #5
          I'm not sure. I was using Union Metallic Cartridge Co. (made by Remington Arms) brass cases (these were made in the '70's as well). It was also cold out, but the gun was room temp. Not sure if this makes any difference.

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          • #6
            Fortunately, it only happens rarely and it's not an expensive or difficult part to replace. They're not difficult to find at gun shows, but a new one from Midway or Brownell's will cost you about $18 to 25, and will put your sidearm back in the game.

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            • #7
              I doubt the temp differential mattered. We have shot our room temp 1911s off the back deck when it was 0-10 degrees while testing some new reload for functioning. Most likely just your extractor's time to go. Replace it with a Colt or good aftermarket and keep on shooting.

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              • #8
                Agreed with usmcturkey answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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