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Posted: 9/2/2002 9:46:17 AM EDT
I have heard that extractor breakage was a common problem with AR's, but have never seen it happen until yesterday when mine bit the dust. Since I have to replace it now anyway I thought I would ask for opinions on what brand to replace it with, or if brand name even matters. Also, is there a cause for this breakage other than wear & tear? TIA

Ken
Link Posted: 9/2/2002 10:28:36 AM EDT
I guess I have just lucked out, since I have never had one break.

Where did the extractor break, at the lip or at the pivot point?

As for a new one, either DPMS, Bushmaster, or JT.

http://www.dpmsinc.com/

http://www.bushmaster.com/

http://www.jtdistributing.com/

Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 9/3/2002 3:33:08 AM EDT
The extractor broke at the lip.
Link Posted: 9/4/2002 8:32:36 AM EDT
Don't get to picky where you get your replacement one from, they mostly come from the same place. Drop me an email I have one I will sell you for $10.

John
Link Posted: 9/4/2002 8:35:15 AM EDT
As I understand it, there's milled GI and then there's cast. You definitely want a milled GI extractor. Fulton Armory has them (www.fultonarmory.com).
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