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Hi! Coming across this forum is a gold mine! :) I have recently acquired a Steyr M9A1, date code Z0F (June 2004 i think). The previous owner shaved off the chamber indicator to get rid of the FTE's. Is this true at all? :)

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Welcome to the SteyrClub!

The chamber indicator was responsible for drag marks on the end of the shell casings. It contributed to problems in some cases. I rounded off mine as did a lot of others. The real solution to the ejection/extraction problem was provided by two things: first, the new extractor design from Steyr, second, the insertion of a second spring inside the extractor plunger spring. This spring was made by cutting off a 1911 stop/safety spring to the same length or a little shorter than the original extractor spring. The whole operation can take about 15 min on the kitchen table. We all recommend that you do the re-insertion with everything in a clear kitchen bag to avoid possible flying parts. There are tutorials in the Maintenance section of the Forums.

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Hi! Coming across this forum is a gold mine! :) I have recently acquired a Steyr M9A1, date code Z0F (June 2004 i think). The previous owner shaved off the chamber indicator to get rid of the FTE's. Is this true at all? :)

Thank you guys for accepting my registration!
:thumbsup: You are in a great spot for fans of and for learning about Steyr. Welcome! Glad you found the 'Club.

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Lots of new members lately. really nice!
 
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