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Old July 21, 2010, 10:49 AM   #1
jamesicus
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extractor installation problem

I have installed extractors on Mauser style bolts before with no problem However, I am having difficulty re-installing the extractor on my CS 550 bolt: I cannot compress the split extractor ring "ears" enough in order to slide on the extractor. Suggestions/help please.



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Old July 21, 2010, 12:11 PM   #2
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I have used inexpensive end cutters (available from stores that carry horse shoeing supplies), to compress the ends of the extractor collar enough to start the extractor into its groove.
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Old July 21, 2010, 01:40 PM   #3
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Thank you, dahermit.

BTW, should read CZ 550

James

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Old July 21, 2010, 04:36 PM   #4
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There is a tool to do that which Brownells has.

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Old July 21, 2010, 06:54 PM   #5
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Thanks, Jim. I found out you need this tool

I ended up taking the bolt to my favorite gun shop/gun smith -- he had the tool and re-installed the extractor in 2 minutes -- no charge! I ordered the tool from Midway anyway.

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