cartridge extractor

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Noun1.cartridge extractor - a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
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If the nose touches the front of the extractor groove it will not allow the tip of the hook to seat all the way into the cartridge extractor groove and could leave the empty case in the chamber--or only halfway out.
An often misunderstood but essential part of the 1911 pistol is the cartridge extractor. This humble tool steel part can give the gunsmith quite a run around if he is not completely familiar with its purpose and operation.