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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 1/18/2006 3:39:51 PM EDT
How do I remove a m1 carbine extrator without the prooper tool?
Thank you
Gary
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 3:59:46 PM EDT
you don't.



Seriously, drop the cash for the tool, and save yourself a world of headaches.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:40:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
you don't.



Seriously, drop the cash for the tool, and save yourself a world of headaches.



+1

It probably can be done, but it just ain't worth the hassle.

Tim
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 6:19:15 PM EDT
You can do it without the bolt tool.

You will be one SORRY man if you do, and your family and neighbors will hear words they may never have heard as you try to get it back together.

Buy the bolt tool.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 7:50:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By latta_gary:
How do I remove a m1 carbine extrator without the prooper tool?
Thank you
Gary



You can do it, if you grow another hand. I never attempted to do it. I could see how it could be done, but again, with a third hand.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 9:12:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 9:12:46 PM EDT by Sukebe]
It's a piece of cake. I've got the scars to prove it.


Don't be a fool, buy the tool.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 11:56:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By latta_gary:
How do I remove a m1 carbine extrator without the prooper tool?
Thank you
Gary



Cut a spent casing down to 3/8 inch or so. Insert rim under extractor. Clamp bolt in padded vise, lengthwise, compressing spent shall end into ejector. (Do not clamp over the extractor.) Use the edge of a punch/thin piece of metal to manipulate Rube Goldberg retaining detent. Wiggle extractor up and out, being careful to retain Rube Goldberg retaining detent.

If you have done this correctly, merely reverse the process to put it back together.

Because you have not done it correctly, you will curse the Rube Goldberg detent, 'rue the day,' and buy the bolt tool, along with replacement Rube Goldberg detents.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:22:34 AM EDT
The consensuses here is to buy the tool and I agree. I've managed to fiddle around and disassemble the bolts on my Garand and M1A without a tool (numerous times in the case of the Garand). But I had to buy the tool to get the bolt on my Carbine together.

If your not interested in the tool from a collectors standpoint, just buy a cheap commercial one from Gunbroker or Ebay.
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