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I was NOT saying you did this but was done a one time in its life and was maybe never spotted before.

Like a guy always playing with his stuff but never actually shooting it, thus leaving no marks. Then decides to sell it as he never used it, now you get it a run a few to find this issue. 

Anything could have happened but just saying this was more likely in my mind. Let us know if it works better when straight.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2019 at 4:30pm
yep exactly right    And I was just clarifying what I knew of the guns history    Never assumed you were implying anything negative in the least bit.  Everyone here on this forum has been super helpful and all advice is great appreciated.    

That’s how we all get better   Thank you 

PS.   I also happen to own a lot of the more “unique” / oddball guns from the late 80s / mid 90s so forums are super useful for learning some guns quirks or habits. 
(ie Safari Arms 1911, Coonan 357 mag 1911, AMTs)
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Sometimes type doesn't come off right and cause hard feelings. I'm just always trying to learn also so may ask many stupid questions that upset a few. Not such thing as a stupid question as it might lead to the correct answer. Update when you can 

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To SteveS:
Now you can do the test, if you have straighten the ejector, put it back in the gun, make sure you don't bent it when you put the slide back on and go to the range and shoot it.
I'm pretty sure it will be bent again after shooting a box or two.
I have seen to many broken ejectors before, and most of mine broke as well.
Couple of weeks ago Ian broke one on his 45 WinMag…
 
On a side note, broken ejectors can be good, I bought two pistols because the previous owners sold it cheap because it was'nt functioning well and they didn't knew the ejectors were broken...Big smile
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Maybe this has been answered elsewhere but are there sources for buying new ejectors?  Or are any members on here making / selling them?  Or making thicker ones than factory. 

Cost not really important.  Just need backups.  

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Luc V. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Sep 2019 at 5:24pm
Originally posted by XP001 XP001 wrote:

If you make them thicker to fill that spot and slide groove would it also make them stronger to avoid that bending? How did it get bent like that? Stuck casehead in breechface or ? Hard to think what would cause that force to bend it unless someone thought to "adjust" it to help it work better.
Any thoughts?
I'll try my guess: because the ejector is thinner as the groove in the slide and frame, it can wobble.
By making it thicker it will be supported all the way and there is no free space left to bent. Just have a look how far the ejector sticks out on a retracted slide, and look at steve's picture where the bents are.
Two points, just in front of the frame and at the end of slide's face.
I guess because it has to much play, it can wiggle and fold and will eventually break at that exact point. By making it wider it is fully supported and will not have that kick left to right. That is hard to explain in words what I mean…
Anyway, the biggest problem with the ejectors is that they are to soft to start with...

You can also make a new one with the thicker metal and see if it stops that banging although you have to try harder now to confirm it as the pinpricks won't show it now as plainly . As the shells brounced off the slide where did they end up going? Just at your feet or over your head or ?
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Well it doesn't look to hard to make once you have the thickness correct. Like anything a little try this or that will get it right after a few. Not sure what would be a fair cost as it's hard to say how long a made up one would last.
I also guess if it is thicker it would have more rigditness to it so understand what you are saying why you went thicker. I just know once bent makes it more likely to be weaken and act up again with less cause. Glad my never bent as I have a thousand or so rds down without this issue.

As far as trying to confirm no issue with the slide dimple already being there, you can always stuck a little masking tape over that area and check for marks on it after shooting. Masking tape shows easy as well and soft denting.

I have a Safari and Coonan also, I always wanted to know more about my Coonan as the markings are not the normal I think. We need to talk shop about these, lol. My Safari is a convertible, has 2 barrels and such, yeah I forgot which, it's been a long time since playing with it. I have never shot it but it might have been, not sure.


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Originally posted by SteveS SteveS wrote:

Maybe this has been answered elsewhere but are there sources for buying new ejectors?  Or are any members on here making / selling them?  Or making thicker ones than factory. 

Cost not really important.  Just need backups.  

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You might get some "original reproductions" here:

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/884720B
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SteveS Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Sep 2019 at 7:22pm
yes thank you.  I ended up ordering 3 of them a few days ago. 
Another member on here (XP001) let me know of that source as well. 

Thanks again. Appreciated. 
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