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Hi All,

I have about 1500+ rounds through my CW9. Upon disassembling the slide (something I had no idea needed being done) and removing the firing pin I noticed 20-40 metallic chips. They are clearly not from the gun but appeared inside the slide and originate from the cartridge case. So I cleaned them out, re-assembled then shot another 50+. After getting home and cleaning it again I noticed there were more chips. Through it all the gun has never had a FF or FE. It's such a great little piece. Shoot it more than my 92.
 

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Welcome.................sounds like a extractor issue.....mis- shaped claw..........what you think Toney.....
 

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Yep...............
 

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thanks for asking bilfer and welcome to the forum. Learning something every day with the help of others
 

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Welcome Bilfer! I have not experienced your problem but I am no where near your number of rounds!
 

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Would wear cause the "hook" yo'll talking about?
 

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The end of the extractor has a hook or claw that grabs the bullet casing and pulls it out of the chamber. Sometimes it can be out of speck......misshapen and have a bad edge that will dig in and tear as it grabs the shell. Here's a pic to give an idea of what it looks like
 

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Thank you Ron. just kid of explanation us newbies (me) need to understand. What, the shaving just work their way in the striker chamber. Seems a had thing to have happen. I could understand one shaving but several and only located in this one place. Just askin.
 

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Every time it grabs a shell and pulls it back, its scraping a piece of it off
 

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Also., the primer can flow into the firing pin channel and when the barrel is pulled out of battery it will scrape material off the primer.
It will be worse on a oversized hole or one with sharp edges.
 

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Looks more likely the extractor explanation. How the shavings are getting into the striker housing I haven't the foggiest.
 
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