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This is my first gun and I bought it used.... It was in excellent condition when I bought it, and it looked like it hadn't been shot. I didn't notice this when I bought it as it is such a small piece. I have personally put nearly 500 rounds through the gun.. How will this affect it? Should I send it back to Taurus?

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What it should look like:

 

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Wow, a busted ejector, someone else had a post on this in the last day or so. I have never seen this happen personally, it is a removable part and can be replaced by a competent gunsmith. That would probably be cheaper than shipping to Taurus.
 
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Probably just a defective part, gun should be safe to fire but that case is not going to come flying out as intended, it may jam. Looks like the broken off piece hammered the slide a bit, there is probably some damage to the barrel as well. Taurus will fix it, but you may have to pay shipping. You should be able to get the part pretty cheap from Brownells or elsewhere, and I don't think it would be too expensive to have a local smith put it in if you can't or don't want to do it yourself.
 
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It is a broken ejector and will need to be replaced as the gun will not eject the spent casings. As the slide goes back after firing, the extractor is hanging on to the rim of the cartridge and pulling it out of the barrel. When it comes in cantact with the ejector, it will tip the casing out of the ejection port. They do not break too often and with the constant hitting of the casing with each fire, it is possible to get broken off. I would call Taurus customer service and see if they will send you the part and then have a gunsmith install it, if you are not able to do it yourself. The cost to send the gun in to get it fixed may be more than what a smith would charge. If you call CS, expect a wait time on hold as they are very busy. They will also tell you it will take 6 weeks to fix - and it will probably be much less than that. End of the week is the best time to call instead of the first of the week. Good luck and let us know how it works out.
 

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Just called Taurus and within 5 minutes a new ejector and roll pin are on their way! Great customer service. No questions asked other than the serial number and when I bought the gun.
 

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They are pretty good about handling problems with their guns. I am glad it worked out for you. Punch that pin out, remove the old ejector, install the new one and put the pin back in. If the new one doesn't drop right in, you may need to lay the ejector on a flat file and slide it back and forth a little and try it again to see if it will fit. It shouldn't take much. Good luck and let us know how it works out.
 

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Just called Taurus and within 5 minutes a new ejector and roll pin are on their way! Great customer service. No questions asked other than the serial number and when I bought the gun.
How can you argue with customer service like that?
 

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Wow, a busted ejector, someone else had a post on this in the last day or so. I have never seen this happen personally, it is a removable part and can be replaced by a competent gunsmith. That would probably be cheaper than shipping to Taurus.
Yea! I had one break a few months back, first onr for me!( an ATI 1911)
and like you said the one just a day or so an now this one?
hopefuly bad luck only comes in 3's.
fortunately this one was just the finger breaking off, mine sheared off even with the frame so was a tad of trouble to get the parts out (front leg).
where was that thign throwing the spent brass? or was it not ejecting at all?
TO the OP, I don't know if the taurus ejector will already be drilled (front leg to acept the pin) or not, bet not!
so you will need to do this or the pin will not fit, check out u-tube for what i am talking about, or check dawson precision, i think they ahve a video on replacing the ejector as well.
 

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Just called Taurus and within 5 minutes a new ejector and roll pin are on their way! Great customer service. No questions asked other than the serial number and when I bought the gun.
Prices for installation will vary from where you are located, how busy the smith is and how much they chrage for labor!
MY smith ( a fairly reputable 1911 smith) charged me 60 bucks to replace mine( which included removing the sheared off front leg from the frame) and that included the part.
IF the leg hadn't been wedged into the frame I would have replaced it myself but didn't want to be drilling on the frame without the correct tools.
 

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Thanks guys, I am gonna try to fix this myself. The gun functions perfectly fine, it just throws the brass back at my face lol. I've caught a few shells to the forehead, safety glasses, and sometimes they land on top of my head...
 

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Thanks guys, I am gonna try to fix this myself. The gun functions perfectly fine, it just throws the brass back at my face lol. I've caught a few shells to the forehead, safety glasses, and sometimes they land on top of my head...
Ok, good luck, of course if we can help let us know!
thats exactly the way mine did, although mine sheared completely off the frame, I was shooting the last 3 rounds at the range that i had and suddenly whap- right in the face, I thought darned thats odd, shot another and same thing, shot the last round and same thing, i actually looked at the gun as the slide was back then and saw nothing unusual.
when i got it home and was cleaning it the next morning took off the slide and out fell the ejecttor!
i have no idea how it remained on the frame unless the slide had it locked in place.
weird the way things happen sometimes.
 

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Be sure to load the chamber from the magazine, don't drop a round in the chamber and let the slide slam home on it because that could cause such a problem....
 

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Be sure to load the chamber from the magazine, don't drop a round in the chamber and let the slide slam home on it because that could cause such a problem....
I'm not sure why anyone would chamber a round this way... that's like the most awkward way to load it lol.
 

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Call back and tell them to send you and extractor too. When I first looked at the photo I thought that was what you were talking about. It looks like it is missing some metal. Actually tell them to send you 2, so you have a backup.
 

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Broken ejectors aren't that common, but fortunately are a fairly easy fix.

Hope you get yours back up and running quickly...1911's are adicting! :thumb:
 

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I'm not sure why anyone would chamber a round this way... that's like the most awkward way to load it lol.
1) don't know any better!
2) got 1 or 2 rounds remaining , pick them up and slide is locked back , drop ammo in chamber and hit slide stop, to lazy to drop the mag and load 1-2 rounds and stick it back in the gun.
3) repeat with remaining round!
 

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Be sure to load the chamber from the magazine, don't drop a round in the chamber and let the slide slam home on it because that could cause such a problem....
ahhmmm?
are you talking about an extractor or an ejector?
the ejector doesn't move forward with the slide, so dropping a slide on a hand chamered round shouldn't have any effect on the ejector that i can see?
simple beating and wear and tear is what gets an ejector on a 1911, thats why they so seldom break, no human interference!-LOL
 
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Thanks for the pics of the broke part. This helps us new to these firearms when identifying problems. Hope she gets fixed fast for you!
 

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Thanks for the pics of the broke part. This helps us new to these firearms when identifying problems. Hope she gets fixed fast for you!
A picture is always good!
really anytime that your weapon ,especially the typical 1911 (not SIg or S & W) begins to eject in a different direction or begins to fail to eject (not extrat) then a look at the ejector needs to be checked.
it can be anything from the finger (tip) of the ejector breaking off a bit, to completely breaking off , to the ejector getting loose on the frame to the thing coming completely off (as mine did) but still ejected??
I don't know how.
these are just things that you pick up over time from handling/shooting handguns and most are more than happy to share our experiences.
 
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