Parker Hale won't eject casings

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by eugenelids, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. eugenelids

    eugenelids New Member

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    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
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    You are not holding the rifle close enough to the computer to tell.

    Sorry! :p

    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.
     

  3. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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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:D