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Old March 11, 2013, 10:05 AM   #1
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Rem 552 Speedemaster ejection issues

I bought a used 552 manufactured in 1981. There was a 22lr Shell stuck in there when I bought it. The case head actually came off leaving just a cylindrical tube. Got it for a song because of that...

The gun will not eject unfired rounds. I have renewed the xtractor (and firing pin) with no joy. It appears that the extractor does not grab the underside of the shell.

I have a spare extractor to play with now, but I was thinking of filing down the extractor groove in/on the barrel to allow a better purchase on the rim.

Anyone got any input? Am I going about this the wrong way?
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Old March 12, 2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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I'd give the chamber and extractor groove a good cleaning before attacking with a file.
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Old March 12, 2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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I'd give the chamber some attention too . If the previous owner shot anything but Long Rifles in it , the chamber could be fouled , which will cause extraction problems , with LR ammo ! Take the barrel off the gun and give the chamber a good clean and polish treatment , and your troubles may disappear !
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Old March 12, 2013, 10:33 AM   #4
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It got a thourough cleaning when I bought it. Didn't polish it though.

Maybe someone has a picture of how the cartridge sits in the chamber. I'll post one up when I get home. It seems mine just sits too low and flush with the chamber "mouth".

Not too keen on putting a file to it either. Might try a stronger extractor spring before I do that
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