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Posted: 9/14/2005 3:24:26 PM EDT
A couple of weeks ago at the range my rifle stopped ejecting casings on a regular basis. After getting home and taking it apart I noticed the extractor spring had broken. Off to the local gun store I went and picked up a new kit. Extractor, spring, rubber thing inside the spring, gas rings, pin that holds the extractor on and some other parts.

Anyway, the spring and little rubber piece do not 'lock' into place on the extractor. I have to basically balance the spring and rubber piece while I put the bolt on. Is this supposed to be that way or is the spring supposed to lock down into the hole?

If it is supposed to lock into the hole, how does one go about compressing it to get it in there.

Thanks for any and all help.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 6:56:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 5:28:14 PM EDT by 556Cliff]
From what I've seen you push down on the spring and at the same time turn it and it should snap in place.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 7:00:56 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/15/2005 7:02:10 AM EDT by Feedingcannibal]
Yes, it should snap into place.

For better reliability, get yerself an enhanced extractor spring from Wolff.
Link Posted: 9/15/2005 2:02:11 PM EDT
Thanks for the help and info. Ill be trying to twist it into place tonight.

I would get a wolf but I have already spent the money on a DPMS parts kit so we'll see how that works before I get anything else.

Thanks again
Link Posted: 9/16/2005 3:50:45 PM EDT
The larger end of the extractor spring snaps into the extractor. I've seen people compress the extractor spring between a tabletop and the extractor to seat it, as well as using pliers to do it.
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