I was wondering if you were still looking for a Remington 514. I have a friend who has one in great refurbished condition; the only things are the ejector being cracked and the barrel having shallow rust (like you usually get on barrels). The gun fires fine and still works great.
What would you like to know about it? I am located in Midlothian, VA, and would probably sell the gun for maybe $180 as is. I could fix the ejector first if you wanted but I'd probably charge $200 then. Everything else is working good on the gun and the stock has just been refinished. It has a natural walnut stock. I can send pics if you would like.
If reshaping does not work (it did not for mine), then Numrich has the new extractor for just a few bucks. Takes all of five minutes to swap out.
Keep searching the gunshops for the 514 - they are out there! My shop had three some years back - I bought the later blonde one, and went back later for the early dark-stained one - the other two were already gone! Very popular rifles still. Accurate little buggers too!
I have recently acquired a 514 that has this same extractor clip problem. However, I cannot seem to get the clip out. Not sure what you are describing as a plunger. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks in advance.
By pulling out I mean away from the bolt, about 3/8 inch. Hold with pliers and take real small file and file a notch away from the breach in an angle. Doing it you will realize what your doing, giving the ejector a "bite" on the rim, good luck, worked for me.
Pull the extractor out a bit, then pull it straight BACK rearward, then out the right side - it pops right out. Be careful of the plunger and spring. The new extractor goes in over the plunger, all the way back, ease it inwards and forwards, and it slips into place. No tools needed.
That's how mine worked anyways. Two minute job.
Looking on Numrich's site, the price has more than doubled since I bought mine!
I agree with BigDog if filing doesn't work (it did for me) then replacement is easy, like he said watch out for the spring, it will shoot across the room if not careful. Another problem with SOME 514 was that the bolt handle is pressed into the bolt body and some were not done right and some handles were lost, happened to me and did not want to pay $75 for a whole bolt so I went to a machine shop and had one made for $20 bucks, it is now a straight bolt like all my military WW2 rifles (except) Enfield, my Mausers and Mosins.