Tuning Ed Brown 1911 Extractor

Tuning Ed Brown Extractor

I kinda knew the Ed Brown was going to flame-out on the 10-8 performance function test. Because I have been shooting it for a few months and have see tell-tale signs of a weak extractor. 

Now that I have confirmed it, let’s fix it. Which is one of he advantages of the old-1911 extractor design. It is very user serviceable. 

Tuning Ed Brown 1911 Extractor

Tuning Ed Brown 1911 Extractor

But…how many modern guns with external extractors need to be  serviced or tuned? At worst not many. And usually none at all. Typically it’s a drop in part. 

Tuning Ed Brown 1911 Extractor

Tuning Ed Brown 1911 Extractor

Which is a clue as to why I am not psycho about 1911s having to use the original JMB extractor design. IMO, if John Browning had access to modern machining methods, the 1911 extractor would look like the ones you see in Glocks. 

This tune-job took 10 minutes. And that includes breakdown, basic cleaning, adjusting and photos. It’s really not that big of deal. After a function test, I might come back in for one more slight adjustment. But I suspect it’s 95% there as it sits. 

 

 

Sincerely, 

Marky

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