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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Massett28 View Post
    Gotcha. Okay. I'll call them tomorrow and see about sending it down for warranty. Anyone know how long itd be gone for? If it's a $20 fix at a gunsmith I'd rather pay that than have it gone for 4 weeks

    A man after my own heart. I feel the same way about the expense versus the wait. I wasn't sure if the gun was new or pre-owned, so the gunked up chamber really doesn't apply. <img src="https://www.taurusarmed.net/forums/images/smilies/rolleyes.png" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes" class="inlineimg" />

    They have softened their approach on sending out parts lately so they may send you an extractor. It would probably help if you could tell them how it's damaged. Their promised turn time is usually 4-6 weeks and usually they take all of that time. Personally I would tune the extractor myself and I am not a proficient gunsmith by any means. If it's chipped or has a dull hook, then you will need a new one.
    Haha my only concern is whether or not having someone fix it would void the "lifetime warranty"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Massett28 View Post
    Haha my only concern is whether or not having someone fix it would void the "lifetime warranty"
    Make sure they cover their tracks!

    It used to work like if you added aftermarket parts, those parts weren't warrantied but the rest of the gun was.

    Also note that if you ever have to send in a gun for repair that has aftermarket grips, sights, etc that they should be removed as Taurus won't be responsible for them should the gun need to be replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Massett28 View Post
    Gotcha. Okay. I'll call them tomorrow and see about sending it down for warranty. Anyone know how long itd be gone for? If it's a $20 fix at a gunsmith I'd rather pay that than have it gone for 4 weeks
    geezzz!!
    who knows?? my 738 was sent in and I got it back in like 10 days (that was long ago however) my PT1911 that was sent in for the extractor problem was gone for 9 WEEKS--yes weeks.
    really depends on what parts Taurus has laying around in the storage barrels that they get from Brazil.
    your PT1911 is a series 80 design, the fly gets in the ointment in the fact that it is NOT standard Colt design, the firing pin block plunger (and spring) and hole are smaller than in the Colt design and most others.
    will a standard 80 series extractor work??
    I have no idea as IF I go that far I convert to a series 70 design, and of course that may likely void your warranty.
    you make the decision but if it was me I would try sending it back to the Mothership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olfarhors View Post
    geezzz!!
    who knows?? my 738 was sent in and I got it back in like 10 days (that was long ago however) my PT1911 that was sent in for the extractor problem was gone for 9 WEEKS--yes weeks.
    really depends on what parts Taurus has laying around in the storage barrels that they get from Brazil.
    your PT1911 is a series 80 design, the fly gets in the ointment in the fact that it is NOT standard Colt design, the firing pin block plunger (and spring) and hole are smaller than in the Colt design and most others.
    will a standard 80 series extractor work??
    I have no idea as IF I go that far I convert to a series 70 design, and of course that may likely void your warranty.
    you make the decision but if it was me I would try sending it back to the Mothership.

    I would take 20 minutes and tune the extractor myself...I'll bet that will do the job, provided it's not damaged.
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    I cannot speak for the OP but part of the reason I bought my PT1911 was not just to shoot but to learn basic gunsmithing in the process. I’ve completed several “operations” and withstood the learning curve thus far. Seeing as how easy basic extractor tuning is, I would take a stab at it before sending it in and I would likely use a local gunsmith if needed before sending it in. I don’t have a whole lot of money in that gun and have plenty other 1911s should I accidentally ruin it. Even with them, I feel 1911 savvy enough to act as “primary care provider” for the guns before referring them to a specialist.;
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    Tuning the extractor is always an option, but I also check the operating spring.

    Certain that your not new to shooting, but new shooters tend to anticipate the recoil and defeat the extraction operation.

    A week spring may "imitate" recoil anticipation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLurpDog View Post
    Tuning the extractor is always an option, but I also check the operating spring.

    Certain that your not new to shooting, but new shooters tend to anticipate the recoil and defeat the extraction operation.

    A week spring may "imitate" recoil anticipation.
    OPERATING SPRING???
    haven't got a clue which 1911 spring that you re speaking of?
    but the Taurus PT1911 doesn't have a extractor spring if that is what you are speaking of, actually no true browning design 1911 has a extractor spring.
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    I have a Springfield Armory GI 1911 that I ended up sending back to SA for repair. They also mentioned that the normal break in period for a 1911 is 500 rounds.

    What ammo have you been shooting? Your original picture of the round that has not ejected almost appears to be not brass? Perhaps switch 230 grain ammo or try a lighter round that may help cycle the pistol faster?
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    In 2012 I bought a used PT1911 to be used as a carry Gun, before I started carrying it I shot 4 IDPA/USPSA matches to find any weaknesses or malfunctions.
    I experienced the same malfunctions You describe and found it to be caused by an extractor that was too tight, I made a simple adjustment and have had no failures in the 7 years since.
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