Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > Ammunition-Gunsmithing > S&W-Smithing
Forum Register Expert Commentary Members List


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 05-25-2010, 03:27 PM
Suspended
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 14,201
Likes: 4,087
Liked 4,014 Times in 2,229 Posts
Question Tuning a 1911 EJector? Any 1911 experts?

I installed a new (extended) ejector on my DW Pointman as the old one was loose and seemed to be worn. I tightened the old one by removing it and peening the front post so the roll pin fit snug. This helped but the rear post still sat up a little. The brass still ejected.

Anyway, the new one is in and nice and tight. The front tip of the ejector is longer than the original. Do I just leave it as is and see how it works? Is there any relation between the length of the ejector and how far the spent brass fly?

I fed several empty cases through the gun and they eject manually.

I can post a pic if that helps.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-25-2010, 03:57 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Dadeville, Alabama
Posts: 1,743
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

I have some resources I may be able to Email you, pm me your email address and I will get them too you in a little while.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-25-2010, 06:03 PM
Suspended
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 14,201
Likes: 4,087
Liked 4,014 Times in 2,229 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crazy K38 View Post
I have some resources I may be able to Email you, pm me your email address and I will get them too you in a little while.
Thanks. Sent you my e mail.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-25-2010, 06:51 PM
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,689
Likes: 4
Liked 36 Times in 30 Posts
Default

The longer ejector may prevent loaded rounds from being ejected. (I know, why would anyone want to eject a loaded round)
The length and angle of the ejector can be changed in an attempt to get the brass to land where you weant it.
Try to not have a really sharp pointed corner on it when you're done, just on the off chance that a round comes back a 'lil bit crooked and the ejector fires it off. (usually only an issue with a 40)
__________________
Lynnie, Professional Pest
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-25-2010, 10:46 PM
Suspended
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 14,201
Likes: 4,087
Liked 4,014 Times in 2,229 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joni_Lynn View Post
The longer ejector may prevent loaded rounds from being ejected. (I know, why would anyone want to eject a loaded round)
The length and angle of the ejector can be changed in an attempt to get the brass to land where you weant it.
Try to not have a really sharp pointed corner on it when you're done, just on the off chance that a round comes back a 'lil bit crooked and the ejector fires it off. (usually only an issue with a 40)
There are times in clearing the weapon that a live round might need to be ejected.

Right now the ejector is just squared at the end so should I file the corners? I really do not know what shape or length to make it. I know how to do it, and have the tools, just not having a example to see what it should look like.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-26-2010, 01:33 AM
HEADKNOCKER's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Clarksville Indiana USA
Posts: 2,288
Likes: 24
Liked 67 Times in 35 Posts
Default

You need to check out the 1911 Forum..
There's so much info on that site about 1911s that it will take you a long time to read up on just ejectors..
http://forums.1911forum.com/
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-26-2010, 08:25 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,012
Likes: 13
Liked 352 Times in 217 Posts
Default

If you feel you must start filing on your new ejector, I strongly suggest you copy the angle from the top of the stock ejector and don't bring the angle to a sharp point. You'll note the stock ejector has a slight flat at the point of contact with the cartridge head. Shortening the ejector to make sure that loaded rounds will eject cleanly may be necessary.

The important issue here is to get the ejectors point of contact with the casehead to be below the centerline of the case so that the case goes up and out. There used to be a famous name maker of these things that seemed to have failed to recognize that minor detail. The tip of his ejectors sloped the wrong way, driving the ejected empty into the side of the slide instead of out the port.

Last edited by WR Moore; 05-26-2010 at 08:30 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-26-2010, 11:02 AM
Suspended
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 14,201
Likes: 4,087
Liked 4,014 Times in 2,229 Posts
Default

I checked the 1911 forum FAQ and there is everything except Ejectors.

I can duplicate the angle/length of my old one but am afraid it is worn down and may actually have been a regular length and not a extended.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-26-2010, 04:02 PM
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,689
Likes: 4
Liked 36 Times in 30 Posts
Default

Brass doesn't wear steel down very fast. I doubt it could be worn all that much.
__________________
Lynnie, Professional Pest
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-26-2010, 04:25 PM
Suspended
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 14,201
Likes: 4,087
Liked 4,014 Times in 2,229 Posts
Default

My original may have been a standard length and not extended.

I found this site with a nice photo, so I made mine look like it. I will test fire it tomorrow.

Click on tips/tricks and then ejection perfection. Scroll down to the photo.

Brazos Custom
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-26-2010, 07:59 PM
H Richard's Avatar
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: West Central IL
Posts: 10,335
Likes: 2,240
Liked 2,287 Times in 1,271 Posts
Default

I have a long ejector in my Gold Cup, and I have fired thousands of rounds over the past 25 or so years through it. Still as good today as it was when it was put in. The longer the ejector the more to the rear and further out the brass will be ejected. I had the longer ejector in the Gold Cup as I shoot light target loads and wanted reliable ejection.
__________________
H Richard
SWCA1967
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
1911, cartridge, ejector, k38, scroll

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
S&W-Smithing Thread, Tuning a 1911 EJector? Any 1911 experts? in Ammunition-Gunsmithing; I installed a new (extended) ejector on my DW Pointman as the old one was loose and seemed to be ...
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help needed from Colt 1911 experts. IN HAND pics R up! Smithhound Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 31 12-17-2011 07:41 PM
1911 Experts. Extended slide stop or not?? Rule3 Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 22 11-30-2011 01:02 PM
colt/ S&W holsters FOR SALE AND 1911 GRIPS /orig. 1911 parts geraldo Accessories/Misc - For Sale or Trade 18 02-05-2011 10:13 PM
Colt 1911 experts Help !!! Dan M Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 6 03-31-2010 09:55 AM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:01 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)