Parker Hale won't eject casings

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

  1. eugenelids

    eugenelids New Member

    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

    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

    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