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Old February 18, 2014, 05:45 PM   #1
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M1 Carbine Question

I'm in need of an extractor for an M1 Carbine. Should I buy just the extractor or is there a kit that I can purchase that will provide me with more than just an extractor. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old February 18, 2014, 06:44 PM   #2
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I haven't seen any kits as such.
Best to just order a new extractor, extractor spring and plunger, ejector and ejector spring, AND A BOLT TOOL.

I recommend buying the parts from someone like Fulton Armory, Orion 7, or another source of genuine USGI new parts.

BUY A BOLT TOOL.
While you "can" dissemble and reassemble the Carbine bolt without the tool you 'llreally, really, really wish you'd bought the tool.
Also note, while the Carbine bolt looks like a smaller M1 Rifle bolt it isn't.
Attempt to disassemble or reassemble the Carbine bolt like an M1 Rifle bolt and you'll ruin the extractor and plunger.
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Old February 18, 2014, 07:33 PM   #3
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Dfariswheel,

Thank you for the information.
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Old February 19, 2014, 09:19 AM   #4
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Yes, I agree with the above recommendation...buy a bolt tool. It will make it much easier. It holds everything in place for you. Otherwise you need 3-4 hands
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Old February 19, 2014, 05:37 PM   #5
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Attempt to disassemble or reassemble the Carbine bolt like an M1 Rifle bolt and you'll ruin the extractor and plunger.
The bolt tool is cool. But I doubt you will damage anything if you don't have one. It is just inconvenient, so much so that the extractor plunger may launch itself into orbit and not to be found again. I did the work without one several times already. Lost one plunger I admit. It can be done if you are careful.

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Old February 19, 2014, 06:46 PM   #6
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The M1 Rifle bolt is disassembled by pushing or prying the extractor out and pushing it back in.

The M1 Carbine bolt's extractor has a "lip" that is interlocked with the extractor plunger.
Just pushing or prying the Carbine extractor out will break or damage the extractor and/or the extractor plunger.

The Carbine bolt tool properly depresses and holds the extractor plunger so the extractor can be pushed out without damage.
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Old February 20, 2014, 07:08 PM   #7
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i think i have the parts you need, pm me if interested. eastbank.
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Old February 27, 2014, 04:41 PM   #8
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Thanks eastbank, my son already ordered the parts for me including the bolt tool.

Thank you all........
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Old February 28, 2014, 10:39 AM   #9
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To get really in depth on any M1 carbine or Garand, go to the CMP web site. Click on sales ,then forum. I use this site for my issues with these rifles. A wealth of information.
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Old February 28, 2014, 11:38 AM   #10
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Thanks Sea Buck, will do.
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Old February 28, 2014, 10:19 PM   #11
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If not done before,

DETAIL the bolt, the firing pin channel and the ejector bore, the plunger and spring, as theses can get packed with :gunk".
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Old March 2, 2014, 11:42 PM   #12
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jrothWA..... 10-4 Thank you, will do.
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