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Old December 20, 2011, 08:10 AM   #1
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Broken Shell Extractor

Can someone tell me how a broken shell extractor is supposed to work? This is a Numerich Gun Parts Corp. product number 881620. I have a shell to remove that has no case head.
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Old December 20, 2011, 08:51 AM   #2
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works just like this one...

And i've used it twice:
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/SKS080-1.html
Instructions can be found in product description.
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Old December 20, 2011, 10:23 AM   #3
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Aerod1, as to how it works, most broken case extractors are expanding mandrels and work on cases with case head separation. “I have a shell to remove that has no case head” and that sounds like what you have, as with everything else, one model does not fit all.

Taps come in sets of three, bottom, starter and tapered, I have removed 30/06 cases with case head insipient separation with a 3/8 course tap, I have removed cases that do not have a case head with a slide hammer, I have removed cases with a slide hammer that were fired with over pressure loads, meaning the case head was attached but had a primer pocket/flash hole that were .050 thousands larger in diameter than than a large rifle primer.

“Can someone tell me how a broken shell extractor is supposed to work? This is a Numerich Gun Parts Corp. product number 881620. I have a shell to remove that has no case head”

I have a pile of pullers that have nothing to do with pulling cases, the pullers that work the best are the ones that do not rotate the part/piece being pulled. It would help to know what case you are attempting to pull.

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Old December 20, 2011, 11:16 AM   #4
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Insert a cleaning rod from the muzzle, put an oversize bronze cleaning brush on the cleaning rod and pull it hard into the broken off case. Then push the case out. You may have to use some WD-40 to loosen the case.

A .45 bronze brush works well for removing broken .30-06 cases.
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