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Old April 30th, 2017, 06:15 PM   #16
 
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Another update.

I did some work on the extractor and its pin hole. When cycled, it extracted the cases and held them all the way back to the ejector.

Took it to the range today and tried it out. Not good news. It still failed to extract about 6-7 times out of 20 rounds.

I'm thinking that my spring shim might be too much and i need to see if i can set back the hole a bit more.

I may also invest in a new recoil spring, too.

It's now a mission...

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Mine required a new recoil spring in order to function reliably. I didn't change the spring weight, just went to a new spring.

I didn't have extractor issues with mine but I did have functioning issues until I replaced the recoil spring. If your extractor is holding the casing until it strikes the ejector, your problem may lay elsewhere. If the barrel is unlocking from the slide too soon (too much initial slide velocity), that may be your problem.

My Super B will chug along with 115 gr FMJ all day long.

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Mine required a new recoil spring in order to function reliably. I didn't change the spring weight, just went to a new spring.

I didn't have extractor issues with mine but I did have functioning issues until I replaced the recoil spring. If your extractor is holding the casing until it strikes the ejector, your problem may lay elsewhere. If the barrel is unlocking from the slide too soon (too much initial slide velocity), that may be your problem.

My Super B will chug along with 115 gr FMJ all day long.

Good Luck
My 1947 Super A chugs along without failure as well, even with hollow points. But I did replace the spring right off the bat when I bought it. There is also the possibility that the spring has been replaced, and it was never cut to fit. Usually it takes cutting one or two coils for the spring to recoil all the way to the rear. If that is the case the gun will act like it is being fed weak ammo.

Wolff springs are inexpensive, he should buy a new one, then cut it too size. If the gun will not lock back racking the spring is too long. Also weak target ammo does not do well with new springs, and the Star likes to run well lubed. Put some grease on the rails, and lugs.
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