Before pushing the cleaning rod through, has anyone actually been able to press down the extractor and turn the slot on that little rivet to keep the extractor down? Yeah, I am getting dumber every year so I just try to push the extracter back, still end up shaving bits of aluminum of my cleaning rod. Hmm . . . think I need a steel cleaning rod. When I look at it in bright light it seems there is maybe 3/64" space between the end of the extractor and that slotted "rivet" that is supposed to hold it down. Damnifino how it is supposed to work, no matter how long I look at the instruction manual (downloaded, original is 1/2 century + gone). Rifle functions & extracts just fine. Recall that in the 1950's or '60's I had some jamming, so got in the habit of watching the action as I closed it not so fast. Started shooting it again. Love the rifle. Cleaning it, well, not so much. Actually I have two 39A's. One from about 1952, two years ago bought one at Mansfield. Told Wife it was not an antique as it was made the same year as I. Nevertheless, She insists that it is an antique.