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Old 12-27-2019, 12:39 PM
Bob Rockefeller Bob Rockefeller is offline
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Ejector leg length for 45 ACP?

I've seen diagrams showing the correct angles for cutting the end of an ejector to adjust the direction of ejection (up and out). But I haven't seen any guidance on the proper length to start off with for the leg.

I know there will still be tuning to do, but what length should I start off with as a guide?

Mine is clearly too long because it will not allow a unfired round to eject (!!!!). I've been experimenting and adjusting using dummy rounds, but it's still too long.

Or do I just keep shortening until it's not too long?
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Old 12-27-2019, 03:07 PM
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What barrel length ?

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Old 12-27-2019, 03:19 PM
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what barrel length ?
5"
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Old 12-27-2019, 03:28 PM
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Bob,

In my non-scientific way that I accomplish things......I just filed a bit at a time until an unfired round would eject without any interference. Overall length of 1.160" ymmv.
And .243 for the nose.i get ejection at up and at 4:00.

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Old 12-27-2019, 04:04 PM
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Bob,

In my non-scientific way that I accomplish things......I just filed a bit at a time until an unfired round would eject without any interference. Overall length of 1.160" ymmv.
And .243 for the nose.i get ejection at up and at 4:00.
Thanks. I'll go after it that way - it will surly work. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't a "standard" I needed to attempt to match.
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Old 12-27-2019, 04:30 PM
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Thanks. I'll go after it that way - it will surly work. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't a "standard" I needed to attempt to match.
At this length, make sure your mag and ammo are not slamming up to the underside of the ejector nose....you may have to sculpture out a thou or so for clearance.

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Old 12-27-2019, 06:08 PM
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Bob,

In my non-scientific way that I accomplish things......I just filed a bit at a time until an unfired round would eject without any interference. Overall length of 1.160" ymmv.
And .243 for the nose.i get ejection at up and at 4:00.

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That's a 45 ejector?

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Old 12-27-2019, 06:16 PM
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My preference for .45acp ejector length, with the pistol/frame upside down looking through the magwell you cannot see the end of the ejector.
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Old 12-27-2019, 06:18 PM
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If you have it too long you can not eject a live round.
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Old 12-27-2019, 06:19 PM
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That's a 45 ejector?

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yes. 45 acp. yes . I can eject a live round. yes. it may be on the long side. yes it works ( if I had issues, I would file some more off)

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Old 12-27-2019, 06:22 PM
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My preference for .45acp ejector length, with the pistol/frame upside down looking through the magwell you cannot see the end of the ejector.
this is how my TRP is set up
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Old 12-27-2019, 06:27 PM
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some other previously posted feedback:

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=588369
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Old 12-27-2019, 07:35 PM
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This is how Colt likes it. My Dan Wessons came with extended ejectors and my Wilsons came with extended but shorter than the Dan Wessons.

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Old 12-28-2019, 08:35 AM
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I like to start with the nose of the ejector flush with the breach face when the barrel hood is even with the forward edge of the ejection port as the slide travels back.
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Old 12-28-2019, 10:52 AM
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This is how Colt likes it.
This is how the original Colt's in 45 were configured, and it will usually be reliable, but often throws the brass forward. Several years ago, Colt changed the configuration of the 45 ejector so that the backward angle was now a slight forward angle, but not an extended as we usually see them. I have an old take-out extended ejector (maybe Kings) that has a nose that's .135 longer than the main body, and a new ejector from John Harrison measures .175 from the main body.

Maybe start with about .200 and work from there.
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Old 12-28-2019, 12:46 PM
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I modified the only extended ,45 ejector I've worked with, according to the Ed Brown Bench Reference: File the face at the length/angle corresponding to the rear magwell wall, then file the face vertical so the tip is rectangular, then file a bevel on the inside edge of that face.

I didn't fiddle with the proportions of the rectangular face, just filing until it was distinctly taller than it was wide, and I've had no ejection issues - live round or spent case - in the hundreds of rounds fired through the gun.

Of course, I haven't had any issues with stock, G.I. style ejectors, either.
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Old 12-29-2019, 02:34 PM
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Thanks for the help, all. After shortening the ejector, the pistol now ejects dummy rounds reliably. I'm calling the gun functional. Now on to more blending.
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Old 12-29-2019, 06:19 PM
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These photos are of. DW, commander V- bob in .45 acp. I’ve had no ejection problems and no brass “kisses” on the slide. I’ve done nothing, it came this way.
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Old 12-29-2019, 08:12 PM
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This is one reason I keep my ejector nose on the longer side:

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Old 12-30-2019, 02:34 PM
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Here's what I ended up with:
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Old 12-30-2019, 02:59 PM
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Looks good.
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Old 12-30-2019, 06:36 PM
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These photos are of. DW, commander V- bob in .45 acp. I’ve had no ejection problems and no brass “kisses” on the slide. I’ve done nothing, it came this way.
Commanders have longer ejector nose than a gvt model because of the shorter barrel.

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Old 12-30-2019, 08:42 PM
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Commanders have longer ejector nose than a gvt model because of the shorter barrel.
I don't mean to be picky but it's because shorter than 5" 1911s have a shorter recoil stroke and thus less time is available for the empty case to get kicked out of the ejection port.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:09 PM
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I have a late 70s vintage 45ACP Commander that came with a Gov't length ejector.
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Old 12-30-2019, 09:11 PM
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I have a late 70s vintage 45ACP Commander that came with a Gov't length ejector.
Now I need to look at my 69 commander and see what it has.

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