View Full Version : Problems replacing PT1911 extractor

March 5, 2012, 12:34 PM
Ok so Taurus sent me a new extractor for my PT1911ar and I'm trying to replace it. Now I've taken apart 1911 slides before but this one is puzzling me. Usually after I take off the firing pin plate and pull the firing pin/spring out the spring loaded pin that holds the extractor in would just pop out. This particular pin will not come out.

Anyone here experience this same problem or know of how to remove the pin so I can get the extractor out?

Ok never mind I got it out. Now I have another problem - the part that Taurus sent me is too large! Its no "drop in" part. Now I'm looking at having to grind down the part to make it fit - and as such grinding off the bluing. I have to say the craftsmanship of this part is pretty shoddy too.

If this is indicative of Taurus' quality then I don't think I'll be buying another Taurus semi-auto ever again.

March 6, 2012, 10:22 AM
There is no such thing as a "drop in" extractor in a 1911 style pistol. They all require fitting and tuning.
Just out of curiosity, why are you replacing it?

March 6, 2012, 06:05 PM
Pin loaded spring for the extractor??
Does this model have an external extractor?
A firing pin safety?
Curious minds want to know.

March 13, 2012, 09:51 PM
Taurus's PT1911 has a spring loaded pin inside the slide to hold the firing pin back while you slide the rear plate off. This pin also holds the extractor in place so it can't be removed till the pin is removed. Normally the pin just pops out when the firing pin is removed. This time it didn't.

As for extractors I know they all need "some" fitting and I've already finished replacing the broken extractor.


March 14, 2012, 09:00 AM
Thanks for the info.
That's a new one on me.
But it takes away the enjoyment of testing one's reflexes, of being able to catch the firing pin and spring in mid flight.

Don P
March 15, 2012, 07:27 AM
Its a series 80 with the 2 levers in the frame that are actuated by the trigger bar which push up on the plunger so the firing pin moves forward and strikes the primer.
By the way Para-Ordnance uses a spring loaded extractor. The part that is spring loaded is the end that grabs the shell casing (claw)

March 18, 2012, 10:28 AM
the extractor will hold the spring loaded button in. try pushing back(from the forward end of the extractor while oushing down on the firing pin block(soring loaded button)there is a ledge on the extrator that will move back as you do this