View Full Version : M-14 extractor HELP

May 23, 2011, 06:43 AM
I have an H&R M-14 unfortunately I entered the military long after it was removed from use and can't find a fix for one problem. On full auto the gun likes to eject the extractor as well as the brass case. I was told that this was a known problem and that there is a simple fix. Anyone who can help me with this let me know, short of replacing the bolt. Perhaps a former Armorer or employee of H&R out there has knowledge of a fix.

May 23, 2011, 10:41 AM
Contact the folks @ "fulton armory" about this problem. I do believe they will be able to help.


May 23, 2011, 03:26 PM
Several problems could be happening.
The bottom of the extractor could be a little too long and there for being pushed up and then when cycled it rotates out with the case.
Number two your using commercial .308 which is a little too hot for the m14. The Winchester white box 308 is loaded to military specs, around 55,000 cup other 308 is loaded to 62,000 to 64,000
that's the main difference between 308 and 7.62 plus a small chamber difference that will not affect you.

cure for problem # 1
Take the extractor and place the pin on a grinder and take off about 50 to 100 thousands until it is recessed into bolt when assembled. be aware they are as hard as the GATES of HELL so dip it often on water while grinding.:eek:


May 27, 2011, 09:15 AM
Edward5759 is on the right tract. Also look at the detent on the back of the extractor it could have some crud in it or be worn, while you're at it look at the plunger and spring. Weak spring is the first suspect, especially if there has been a good deal of full auto firing