new parts arrived
Ordered a new extractor and spring. Having the new next to the old showed a difference I couldn't otherwise see.
The very tip of the old extractor "claw" is indeed chipped. Very likely been that way for a while as there is no fresh metal visible on it. But side by side there is a difference in shape.
Be three weeks until I can take it out and the suspense is killing me!
Post again when I get to test.
Thanks all for your valuable input!!!!
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