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Parker Hale won't eject casings

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Old 12-31-2010, 01:55 AM   #1
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Default Parker Hale won't eject casings

I have a #4 MK I Parker Hale. I shot four rounds from the rifle and three times it was very difficult to haul the bolt back to eject the casings. It took quite a bit of effort. Anyone have any idea what could cause this. Thanks

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Old 12-31-2010, 03:05 AM   #2
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You are not holding the rifle close enough to the computer to tell.


Couple of possibles- rough/dirty chamber is not allowing brass to release. Possible fix involves a drill, a .45 or 50 caliber brush, and some cleaning solvent. Remove bolt, chuck rod into drill, dip brush in solvent, insert into chamber, spin while moving in/out for 30 seconds, clean patch.

Other possible- nasty, nasty word- headspace. Is brass showing any signs of stretching about a 1/2 inch above the rim? If so, get thee to a gunsmith.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
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Most likely reason for any gun to quit working properly is dirt, even so when my gun stops ejecting while I am shooting, first thing I reach for is some wd-40 or like spray. Spray the damn thing up & if that doesn't help- Now you need a gunsmith. If it did help, time to clean the gun
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