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Posted: 4/13/2017 12:28:19 AM EDT
I just bought an A1 Upper from the EE, and it arrived today. I opened up the packaging and find that there's a stuck casing in it. I'm pretty sure it's live as there is only a small dent in the primer. Another thing is that it's a brass case. That's all that I know about the problem. I tried to use my BCG to eject the round. Since there is no FA I can't put much leverage on it, but I feel the extractor slipping off of the round. What can I do to remove this round?
Link Posted: 4/13/2017 12:41:13 AM EDT
Gun smith
Link Posted: 4/13/2017 1:39:06 AM EDT
Use a cleaning rod to tap the round out.
Link Posted: 4/13/2017 8:34:15 AM EDT
Would that pose any problem if that in fact is a live round.
Link Posted: 4/13/2017 9:43:26 AM EDT
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That's why I suggested a gunsmith.  At least call one...
Link Posted: 4/13/2017 10:38:55 AM EDT
Live round or not, pushing a cleaning rod down the barrel and lightly tapping to get the shell to move isn't going to be dangerous at all.

If there isn't any movement and you hit it with a hammer.. well.. who knows.
Link Posted: 4/14/2017 10:41:19 PM EDT
Has the seller from EE told you to do anything specific?
Link Posted: 4/15/2017 7:29:19 AM EDT
Pour Kroil down the muzzle and let it sit for a few days. Tap out with a 17" brass rod. (If 16" bbl)

Keep the ejection port and muzzle AWAY from you.

Other than that it's smith time.

Freezing the upper will make the brass and steel contract differently during thawing and you may wiggle the case out.

Sucks that it's live
Link Posted: 4/15/2017 8:42:24 AM EDT
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Has the seller from EE told you to do anything specific?
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Yea he has agreed to return it. He said that it couldn't have been his, because he doesn't use fiocchi brass, and that he was taking pictures of the rifling. However, I dont even have any 5.56 on hand, so he and I have agreed to do a full refund because I don't know what else can go wrong.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 1:30:11 PM EDT
OP, illegal to ship that way.  Use a full length cleaning rod and knock it out.  They tap right out.

If you are in so cal I am glad to help.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 9:26:02 PM EDT
No worries. I've deduced that it isn't live, and I assumed wrongly. I can feel that the edge of the brass meaning that there isn't any bullet in it, and that it's just a stuck case.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 12:45:44 AM EDT
If it's just a stuck case, tap it out and move on.

No reason to send it back unless something is wrong with the chamber.
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