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Discussion in 'Handguns' started by TexasBrandon, May 17, 2018.

  1. TexasBrandon

    TexasBrandon TGT Addict

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    Anyone ever have a stubborn plunger on their 1911? I'm replacing an extractor and I'm having hell getting it out. Firing pin and spring are out, need the plunger out next and its being a PITA. Don't want to beat on this thing too much but i'd like to get this gun working again.
     


  2. TexasBrandon

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    Put it back together for the night, after 2 and a half hours of trying to get that pos out, I'm done. I'll mess with it again tomorrow. Nothing seemed to let the plunger out of the bolt. Tried wiggling the extractor back and forth to get it to drop out and nothing.
     
  3. texasnurse

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  4. TexasBrandon

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    No its my old Taurus PT1911 again. The factory replaced the extractor a long time ago when it broke the first time. It broke again, so I bought a Wilson Combat extractor 80s model since that's what it is. The damn plunger would not drop out of the bolt not matter what I did. This is why I haven't bought a Taurus in almost 8 years. None of my other 1911s have this problem.
     
  5. Dawico

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    Throw it in the freezer for the night. It might contract a bit and loosen up.

    It that doesn't help try some heat.
     
  6. TexasBrandon

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    That was my thought too but since the plunger easily moves but doesn't come out I'm not sure what it would accomplish. I'll do it anyways though, no harm in trying. I'd like to get this gun fixed, I had special grips made for it and everything for my service in the army.
     
  7. texasnurse

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    Depress the safety plunger and then push Extractor forward and reverse with a punch until plunger dislodges, remove plunger and then Extractor. This video should help!
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
  8. TexasBrandon

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    Yeah I've tried that on that specific video with no luck. I'll freeze it today and see what happens as Dawico suggested.
     
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    Keep us posted
     
  10. Charlie

    Charlie Kinda' Sorta' Literate TGT Supporter

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    Get a bigger hammer! Solves problems, one way or another!
     


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