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Old January 7, 2000, 07:16 AM   #10
George Hill
Staff Alumnus
Join Date: October 14, 1998
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 11,546
Looked at this on the Bushmaster webpage:
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>4. FAILURE TO EJECT: This looks much the same as failure to extract, except that the fired case is removed from
the chamber. The bolt will either jam the fired case back into the locking lugs on the barrel extension (crushing it), or
pick up a round from the magazine and try to stuff both of them into the chamber at the same time (looks like a
double-feed, except one of the cases is fired). There are a few possibilities as to the cause of this problem, and one is
the ejector. For whatever reason, the ejector is weak or sticking and just not clearing the round out of the receiver. A
good cleaning might solve the problem, or it may require replacing parts. Try the cleaning first. The other is that the
extractor is letting go prematurely. A new extractor spring will usually solve this right away. Lastly, the bolt carrier
might not be traveling back far enough, but if it is in fact picking up a new round from the magazine, this isn't the
problem. If it isn't picking up a new round, you probably have a gas leak somewhere. The best thing to do is to call us.
We can go over it with you in detail, on a case by case basis. Our Customer Service number is 1-800-883-6229 or
207-892-3594 (Mon- Fri, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST).[/quote]

First thing mentioned is a good cleaning...
Okay - I am convinced.

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