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:) Went to pull the extractor out on a brand new 10/22 today for polishing/tuneup. Took my Extractor tool and proceeded to compress the plunger and spring, and "It no go" back far enough for tool to work ! I had to resort to the old skinny screwdriver and small pliers method to get it out. At that I was barely able to remove it. :mad:

After finally getting the extractor and plunger/spring out, I checked the depth of the hole, and it was a good 3/16"- 1/4" shallower than another bolt I had lying around, which was normal ! That explained why my tool wouldn't work properly, and why I could barely compress the spring/plunger, even with a tiny screwdriver. :(

I ran an 1/8" drill bit under power into the whole, and dug out a bunch of hard, gritty black junk, which I think is left over Viagra compound from the case hardening process ! :mad:

Chalk another one up for poor quality control at "Big R" Firearms !
One would think that the assembler would have noticed that it was awful hard to get the plunger back to get the extractor in, and maybe checked out why ? NO ! Piecework, I suppose, and most likely they don't care. :mad:

Oh well, I feel better now that I've cried a bit. If any of you all ever can't get the darn plunger back far enough to extract the extractor, this might just be why. Hope this helps someone. Yours for Safe Shooting ! Joe :cool:
 

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Thanks for the info Gunsmither.

Never had a new one like that,but have
seen a few older ones completely
frozen in place with crud.

They come out,you just have to talk
to em just right. :D
 
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