The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 30, 2020, 11:40 PM   #1
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
Bauer better but . . .

I posted before about my auction bought Bauer 25 cal acp pistol. The mag release latch had a problem and FTL forum member Bill DeShivs helped me fix that one. (Thank you Bill.) Anyway with that problem fixed I'd like to address the fail to eject problem. The gun feeds pretty well, but doesn't eject well. I've greased the rails and keep the innards lightly oiled, but it fails to eject about 80 percent of the time. The empty case comes out of the chamber but does not exit the gun.

It was suggested to me that if I got a baby browning magazine the problem may go away. The mag in the gun has no manufacture id on it so I don't know if it's the original mag or not. You have to pull it out of the gun, it does not drop out.

So, Bauer pistol fails to eject . . . talk to me please.


Life is good.
Prof Young
Prof Young is offline  
Old March 31, 2020, 02:03 AM   #2
Bill DeShivs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 7, 2006
Posts: 10,288
The firing pin is the ejector. Is it broken?
The extractor or extractor spring is likely your problem.
__________________
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
www.billdeshivs.com
Bill DeShivs is offline  
Old March 31, 2020, 11:50 AM   #3
Onward Allusion
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 17, 2009
Location: Back in a Non-Free State
Posts: 2,872
+1 on the extractor spring. May also want to check if there's any crud build up on the extractor.
__________________
Simple as ABC . . . Always Be Carrying
Onward Allusion is offline  
Old March 31, 2020, 05:51 PM   #4
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
Yep!

Yep, took it apart today and the extractor is broken!

Life is good!
Prof Young
Prof Young is offline  
Old March 31, 2020, 08:10 PM   #5
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
Need a Bauer extractor . . .

As noted above, the extractor in my Bauer pistol is broken. So I get on line tonight and the two places I can find one (Nunrich and Innovative Industries) are both shut down for the duration. Can't find one at Brownells or anywhere else out there.

So, anyone out there have a Bauer Extractor they would sell me?

Life is good.

Prof Young
Prof Young is offline  
Old March 31, 2020, 09:28 PM   #6
Bill DeShivs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 7, 2006
Posts: 10,288
Send me your old pieces and I'll make you one.
__________________
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
www.billdeshivs.com
Bill DeShivs is offline  
Old March 31, 2020, 09:30 PM   #7
Bill DeShivs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 7, 2006
Posts: 10,288
https://www.precisionsmallarms.com/index.php/store#
__________________
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
www.billdeshivs.com
Bill DeShivs is offline  
Old April 1, 2020, 10:33 AM   #8
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
Bill . . .

Bill, thanks for the offer. Problem is I only have one of the pieces. The "hook" part on the front end is gone. The gun ran so well when I first got it, I'm thinking it must have broken in my second trip to the range with it. Very small fragment broke off.

Thanks for the link to PSP. I've looked there, but spot on their web site that would allow me to order an extractor doesn't have a pic of that extractor so I'm a touch leery. I e-mail them today so we'll see.

In the mean time . . .

Life is good.

Prof Young
Prof Young is offline  
Old April 1, 2020, 12:54 PM   #9
Bill DeShivs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 7, 2006
Posts: 10,288
If they can't help you, I have a Bauer here to copy the part from.
__________________
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
www.billdeshivs.com
Bill DeShivs is offline  
Old April 1, 2020, 02:12 PM   #10
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
Thanks Bill.

Thanks Bill.
Truth is I'd rather do business with you, but I had an e-mail exchange with PSA and got the part ordered from them.
Next something breaks on the Bauer, I'll be in touch.
Life is good.
Prof Young
Prof Young is offline  
Old April 1, 2020, 07:24 PM   #11
JERRYS.
Senior Member
 
Join Date: September 23, 2013
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,712
how does Beretta get their .25s to work without an extractor at all?
JERRYS. is offline  
Old April 2, 2020, 11:59 AM   #12
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
Really?

Jerry -
That's interesting info. I was bidding on a Beretta Jetfire via an on line auction just a few days ago. I didn't pay attention to the end of the auction and lost it.
The Bauer is my first 25acp. Mostly a range toy, but now that I'm shooting 25acp, the more the merrier . . . right? I got the dies and am even reloading the empties.

Life is good.
Prof Young
Prof Young is offline  
Old April 2, 2020, 12:22 PM   #13
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
Yes, extractor was good when I first bought it . . .

So, I'm scrolling through some previous posts and look at pics of the Bauer that I posted after the first range session. In that first session I shot 90 rounds with only two jams. Also did a mag dump with no jams. Looking at those pics it appears clear that the extractor was fully intact at that time. This should mean that the new extractor will return the gun to its former working glory. We'll see. Also the chipped corner of the grip has come off fully and been lost. So will need new grips to return it to its former "visual" glory . . . but those little grip replacements are expensive!

Life is good.
Prof Young
Prof Young is offline  
Old April 2, 2020, 02:20 PM   #14
Bill DeShivs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 7, 2006
Posts: 10,288
You're in luck! A right hand Bauer grip is on Ebay for around $10.
Search "Bauer .25 grip."
__________________
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
www.billdeshivs.com
Bill DeShivs is offline  
Old April 3, 2020, 05:12 PM   #15
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
Thanks.

It was still there and I picked it up. Beats a whole new set of grips which run from 30 to 80 bucks depending on how fancy they are.

Life is good.
Prof Young
Prof Young is offline  
Old April 3, 2020, 11:59 PM   #16
Bill DeShivs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 7, 2006
Posts: 10,288
You will need to take the escutcheon out of your old grip.
Insert the grip screw from the inside, and tap it out.
__________________
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
www.billdeshivs.com
Bill DeShivs is offline  
Old April 5, 2020, 12:32 PM   #17
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
Thanks much.

Bill:

I knew I'd need to move it over but had not thought about how to. Your advice is right on the money.

Will let you know how it goes.

And who'd have thought that little nut had such a fancy name.

Life is good.
Prof Young
Prof Young is offline  
Old April 5, 2020, 01:56 PM   #18
Bill DeShivs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 7, 2006
Posts: 10,288
I don't think "Bill DeShivs" is fancy.....

Reinstall it the opposite way, being careful that it's straight.
__________________
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
www.billdeshivs.com
Bill DeShivs is offline  
Old April 6, 2020, 01:17 PM   #19
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
LOL!!!

LOL!!!!!

Good one.

Life is good.
Prof Young
Prof Young is offline  
Old April 8, 2020, 09:49 PM   #20
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
Installed extractor . .

Quote:
Originally Posted by Prof Young
... I find it hard to believe this little thing was a carry gun...
When I was college age, some friends of mine got together for a camping expedition. These fellows were not gun people at the time (something that later changed). They were concerned about the possibility of encountering a bear, but one of them had a Bauer .25, so they took that with them just in case.

Feel better now?

Last edited by Prof Young; April 10, 2020 at 12:28 PM. Reason: I didn't post this . . .
Prof Young is offline  
Old April 8, 2020, 10:02 PM   #21
Bill DeShivs
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 7, 2006
Posts: 10,288
Here's mine.
https://thefiringline.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=604432
__________________
Bill DeShivs, Master Cutler
www.billdeshivs.com
Bill DeShivs is offline  
Old April 10, 2020, 11:26 AM   #22
Unclenick
Staff
 
Join Date: March 4, 2005
Location: Ohio
Posts: 17,384
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prof Young
... I find it hard to believe this little thing was a carry gun...
When I was college age, some friends of mine got together for a camping expedition. These fellows were not gun people at the time (something that later changed). They were concerned about the possibility of encountering a bear, but one of them had a Bauer .25 ACP, so they took that with them, just in case.

Feel any better about the .25 as a carry gun now?
__________________
Gunsite Orange Hat Family Member
CMP Certified GSM Master Instructor
NRA Certified Rifle Instructor
NRA Benefactor Member and Golden Eagle
Unclenick is online now  
Old April 10, 2020, 12:30 PM   #23
Prof Young
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 21, 2007
Location: Illinois - down state
Posts: 1,852
Not a real problem but . . .

Uncle Nick:

It's not a real problem for me but why is the above post showing, in its first iteration, as being posted by me?

Life is good.
Prof Young
Prof Young is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2018 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.08715 seconds with 10 queries