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Old February 8, 2013, 03:50 PM   #4
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Extractor tension is an enduring issue with "production line" 1911s, though it really shouldn't be.
The U.S. military was able to get proper tension via materials and dimensions, as everything was built to spec. With unknown specs across the "1911" landscape, the extractor often has to be individually fitted to the gun.
Don't confuse how easily the extractor can be removed from or installed in the slide with proper tension; it's the tension applied to the case rim that counts.
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