I need help with a Remington Model 514 bolt action 22 extractor removal

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by kevin77355, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. kevin77355

    kevin77355 New Member

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    I have been given a Remington 514 single shot bolt action that has a busted extractor on the bolt. I do work on guns on a regular basis but just can't figure out how to remove the extractor to replace it. Does anyone know what the trick is to get it out?
     
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  2. rickrem700

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    Hey Keven; That was the only flaw to that model, I don't know how to take out the exstractor but I do know how to keep it from happening to it again, They did not leave enough head space for the exstractor when the bolt is fully locked down and it would leave alot of pressure on the exstractor, and they would break, it happend to mine as a kid two time before I figured out what was going on, there is information on the internet about the problem just google Remington 514 for your key word and you will find plenty, I personally just took a small gun file and made the little spot where the exstractor rest when the bolt is fully locked down a little deeper, it takes a little time to do with such a small work space but you can get to it. Hope this helps.
     

  3. rickrem700

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    Hey Keven; Me again, Could not get your question out of my mind, so I started looking around the net myself, I found one artical out of the whole internet, you would think there would be more, anywho, it said there is a small plunger at the back of the bolt that you have to push in with a small screwdriver, and keep it depressed while you lift/pry on the exstractor claw and it should come out, I'm guessing it goes back in the same way, good luck, word of warning the claw and spring along with the plunger may come flying out, so make sure you do this somewhere it will be easy to find any small parts that go flying off of your gun, Let me know how this comes out!
     
  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    The remington model 514 has a plunger and spring,you have to take someting like a extremely small flat screwdriver and retract plunger then you can remove extractor.
     
  5. kevin77355

    kevin77355 New Member

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    Gentlemen,

    Thanks for the replies, I will be working on it this weekend and will let you know how it turns out.

    Rick,
    Thanks for the tip on filing the point where the extractor rests in the chamber. I thought that I was onto the right method to get the extractor out but thought that there might be some other trick that I had not thought of but filling the point of pressure is a great tip, thanks again.

    I will let both of you know how it turns out.

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  6. stalkingbear

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    I'm wondering if you would consider selling it since I was raised using a remington model 514 but lost it in housefire. I would like very much to obtain another so that I may teach my kids and others shooting and safety to protect our heritage. Neil seastalkingbear@yahoo.com
     
  7. kevin77355

    kevin77355 New Member

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    Stalkingbear,

    Sorry, one of my kids will be using it during small game season this year. I plan on refinishing it for when I have grand kids to teach them as well.

    Kevin77355
     
  8. kevin77355

    kevin77355 New Member

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    Rickrem700 and Stalkingbear,

    With the combined advice from both of you I was able to remove the extractor with a small screwdriver. Once I had the extractor removed I reshaped it with a dremel tool and then with the dremel I removed some of the side of the chamber where the extractor rest with the bolt fully lock forward. It works like a new gun, perhaps even better than new.

    Again, thanks for the advice; my daughter is looking forward to taking squirrels and rabbits with it during this year’s small game season.

    Kevin77355
     
  9. stalkingbear

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    Glad we could help.:)
     
  10. Riverrat

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    I have a 514 also that only pulls the spent cartridge partialy out. Could I have a messed up extractor also or could something else be the problem? Any advice would be appreciated. Thom
     
  11. stalkingbear

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    The extractor is EXACTLY your problem. You might also check chamber for rust,or peening that results from extensive dry firing. Neil
     
  12. BK237

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    Stalking Bear,
    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.
     
  13. stalkingbear

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    I sure am still looking for another 514 to replace the 1 I was raised with lost in the housefire. PM me with details plz.
     
  14. BK237

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    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.
     
  15. jeanp1948

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    Pull the extractor out and take a really small file and cut a small slot angled towards the breech, then it will pull the cartridge out like new.
     
  16. Bigdog57

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    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!
     
  17. cmurf70

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    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.
     
  18. jeanp1948

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    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.
     
  19. Bigdog57

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    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!
     
  20. jeanp1948

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    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.