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New Springfield 1911 "Loaded" won't!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by DWentz744, May 1, 2012.

  1. DWentz744

    DWentz744 Technoviking

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    Got it yesterday... I attempted to load it today as I was going to qualify with it at our range. It will not feed ammo (see pics). One mag would seem like a spring... right? All four???
    • Unfired gun.
    • 4 new SA and Kimber mags
    • Speer Gold Dot 230gr.
    Nice.:steamed:
     
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  2. cyrsequipment

    cyrsequipment Angry

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    Is it a ramped barrel?
     

  3. MD357

    MD357

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    Not sure what you are saying if it's all four mags? If so, then I would guess the extractor has too much tension and it's causing the round to nosedive.
     
  4. Noles26

    Noles26 Made in Texas

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    You have .45 acp not .45 gap right?
     
  5. DWentz744

    DWentz744 Technoviking

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    Not a ramped barrel.

    Yes, happening with all four mags.
     
  6. MD357

    MD357

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    Then it's highly unlikely it's a mag problem.

    Do you know how to check extractor tension? Most likely the hook is too tight and not allowing the rim of the cartridge to slide along the breechface. Just a guess.
     
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  7. DWentz744

    DWentz744 Technoviking

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    MD, I'm certain you're right as that totally makes sense to me. Although I have no idea how to check or adjust it. I'm guessing too much "adjustment" is going to cause a different problem. Correct? Thanks for your help on this BTW.
     
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    I usually load new mags and leave them overnight before using them.
     
  9. itstime

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    Sounds like an extractor too tight. Go to YouTube. LOok at the videos and do it yourself. I did. Nuff said. I bought a Kimber and it did the same thing. Not as bad as yours but i knew nothing abou it and did it myself in like ten minutes
     
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  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Sounds like an extractor adjustment is needed, too tight.
    Tons of videos,........

    How to check:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_ybp51lx6w&feature=results_main&playnext=1&list=PL26789FC7DA115C9F"]Wilson Combat - Checking the Extractor Tension in your 1911 - YouTube[/ame]



    How to adjust:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENFoZPF2-FM&feature=results_video&playnext=1&list=PL26789FC7DA115C9F"]1911: Extractor Tension and Adjustment - YouTube[/ame]
     
  11. MD357

    MD357

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    I'm not at home so I can't provide a link but like itstime said, head to youtube, there are number of videos on the subject, not to mention if you google it, someone will have a good read/diagram on the subject. It's something you will need to learn anyways for basic maintenance.

    Edit: Thanks FAA.
     
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  12. DWentz744

    DWentz744 Technoviking

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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    My homemade 1911 started with a Springfield Armory slide, frame and extractor. The extractor is likely the reason the last guy dumped it. Wouldn't feed worth crap. It was easy to fix, but hard to believe such crap left a factory. Only 1911 I have ever had with such an issue (but it helped me get the upper half cheap for my project).
     
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    I got your back Brother! :thumbsup:
     
  15. 3rdgen40

    3rdgen40 .45 fanatic

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    How are you attempting to chamber a round? Try locking back the slide,then insert a mag and sling shot the slide.If you ride the slide even a little, a stiff new 1911 will fail to feed,especially with hollow points.Run a few hundred rounds of ball ammo through it,then try hollow points again.
     
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    ca survivor

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    sooooo SA don't test fire their guns anymore?
     
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    I am glad this thread got posted. I have recently purchased a new S&W 1911 and had some failure to feed issues. First I figured it tight, which it really is but also I had been shooting reloads out of it. I tightened up my crimp and put more rounds through it yesterday and it ran alot smoother with one FTF. So I just watched the video and tested the tension with a live round by shaking it, and the round will not shake out of the bottom. Now the question is the gun has an external extractor, and am about to check for a video on that but figured I would go ahead and post to see what kind of input you guys gave back. I have only put between 100-200rds through it so should I mess with it or try and adjust the extractor now? Thanks.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: you are joking right?
     
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    Always good videos on YouTube :)
     
  20. MD357

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    Yeah there were a few comments one could run with....