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Posted: 3/28/2006 5:30:14 AM EDT
I just bought a 1958 model Winchester 94. After firing the empty cartridge will not eject. I have to pry the empty out with a screwdriver. The extractor does grab the empty but eventually slips up and over it. What's your best guess as to the problem? Also, is there a databse I can go to to find the guns age?
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:33:05 AM EDT
Most likely problem is a weak extractor.

Knock the brass out from the muzzle with a rod. Clean the chamber really well. If it still refuses to extract, get a new extractor.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:33:07 AM EDT
Clean the chamber.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:37:34 AM EDT
Nice buy! How about some pics once you get your extractor changed out...?
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:38:42 AM EDT
You are prying brass out of the chamber with a screwdriver? On a pre-'64 Winchester?

I'm going to be ill.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:40:11 AM EDT
And stop sticking a screwdriver in it.
Link Posted: 3/28/2006 5:54:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/28/2006 5:59:22 AM EDT by toysarforus]
Don't worry, I was very gently with it. The dealer sent it to his gunsmith. We are thinking that it is a very dirty or pitted chamber. Anybody have an estimate on value? Cosmetically, it appears to be in very good condition - not excellent - compared to others of its age.
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