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Old 10-13-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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If anyone can help me with this problem I'd appreciate it. My .22 bolt action is not extracting. The extractor is in one piece but even with a firm pull on the bolt lever it still won't eject a shell. I've read that they need to be cleaned well (soaked in solvent, penetrating oil??) so I'll try that. But I wondered if there is something within the bolt it self that may have hidden damage. I can't find any reference online to this problem or a good schematic for the rifle. Thanks in advance. Tim

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Old 10-14-2009, 12:17 AM   #2
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If your extractor is spring loaded it may have lost some of its spring.

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Well, two different actions- EXTRACTING- pulling a cartridge or case out of the chamber, and EJECTING- flicking the cartridge out of the weapon after it is extracted.

Will it extract an unfired round? How about a fired round?

Start by cleaning- scrub the chamber well with a brush and powder solvent (Hoppes 9, or any one that you like). Rough or dirty chamber may make fired brass stick to the chamber walls, and the extractor slip off it's tiny grip on the case rim.

Next, clean the extractor. Soak in some more Hoppes, scrub under the lip of the extractor- old toothbrush, etc. 22 ammo is notoriously dirty, crud building up under extractor may keep it from getting a bite.

If those two do not fix the problem, 2 other possibles come to mind-
First, the tooth of the extractor has been damaged, bent, or worn. Fixed by replacing extractor. Second, when a rimfire is repeatedly DRY FIRED (snapped with no cartridge in the chamber) it can peen the mouth of the chamber- putting a little burr of metal in the way of pulling out the fired cartridge. Cases may have a bright scratch running the length of the case. If THAT is the problem- it can be fixed. Gunsmith uses a tool that looks like a Stanley nailset to IRON the burr back into place (strangely enough, I actually use a Stanley nailset for this) DO NOT POLISH OFF THE BURR- the metal needs to be put back in place, not removed.

Anyone else with some thoughts? Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

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Expanding on c3's post.

the extractor and ejector are a once piece part of spring steel. You can get a new one from Numrich Arms for $10.45 +Shipping.

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Hey thanks guys for the great replies. I'll try the cleaning method first, then the new extractor. In case it matters, I may have not been clear that the extractor always grabs the shell but it's not spitting it out is the problem. In case this info changes your approach. thanks again. Tim

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Default Check first for a chamber ding!

most rimfires have a ding in the azz end the chamber from somebody dry fireing the gun, the rimfire fireing pin, strikeing the edge of the chamber, creat's a imperfection on the back end the chamber, on real bad damage a live round will stick in the chamber and need something to lever or rammed the live round to clear the chamber, to fix you may bring it to a gunsmith and have it burnished out, my bet your extraction problem goes away after burnishing, Brownells sells .22lr chamber burnisher tool for as about as much as you would pay a gunsmith to have it done (flat shop rate 5 minuets or 50minuets= 1 hour shop rate)

The burnisher forces the displaced steel back into the proper shape of a rimfire chamber without removeing metal that if filed or sanded in itself contributes to a different problem.

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Don't forget to clean the extractor cutout in the barrel.

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In my experience the two most common problems with .22 rifles is #1. Fouling. Clean thoroughly. #2. Burr on chamber. Never dry fire a rimfire w/o a dummy or spent case in the chamber.

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OK thanks again for all the other replies. I've cleaned and re-lubed my complete bolt, action and barrel (I used dry moly lube, any comments on that?) and now it does eject better in that the extractor spring consistently lets go of the shell. Trouble is the shell doesn't fly out of the chamber like it should it just flips and stays in the well. Even if I cock the bolt back firmly. Yes it is contacting the little ejector pin at the back end of the throw. Any ideas? Thanks Tim

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Today I was cleaning up an old Glenfield 25 for a friend, it was his grandfathers rifle and he found it in his attic and apparently it had been up there as long as he's been alive and he's 23, it was a bit rusty when i got to it and the stock looked very dry, got most of the rust off and oiled the stock and it looks a lot nicer now, either way it's having the same problem you mentioned. it'll eject 5/7 rounds usually and other than that it's a beautiful rifle that shoots well and accurate, not bad at all for it's age.

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