Ejector Removal Tool

Jack Landisby Jack Landis
AGI Technical Services Manager

Most gunsmiths are familiar with the “gunsmith crawl.” That’s what they do when small spring loaded parts go flying across the room when trying to remove them, necessitating a hands-and-knees search for the part.

Removing the ejector from a bolt is one of those cases where, if you are not careful, you can lose parts easily. This handy tool from Brownells lets you compress and disassemble the vector from a bolt safely and securely. If you perform this job often, this tool will pay for itself in no time.

9 Responses to Ejector Removal Tool

    • Yeah, I was doing this just last week, trying to find the Hand Pin Spring for a Beretta Stampede (very tiny). After a fairly significant amount of time crawling around on my knees and praying to St. Anthony, I finally gave up the search, pulled myself up off the ground, then sat back down at the workbench to assess my situation. As I looked down to scootch up the stool, I had to do a double-take. What do you suppose I found hanging onto my leg hair? The spring! So my advice is, when doing the Gunsmith Prayer/Crawl, make sure you’re wearing shorts. You never know what you’re going to pick up! 🙂

  1. I have a magnet out of an APS-20 radar magnetron that will pick up anything withing eight inches of it. With a string tied around the center of the “horseshoe” shape, I just swing it back and forth about three inches above the surface – up jumps what I’m looking for.

  2. I have used a cardboard box with a hole cut out for my hands.
    not very pretty or professional looking, but saves my knees

    • I hear ya Tug, very creative on your part.

      Reminds me of one winter I used my bench grinder in my spare bedroom shop to make a metal part I ruined in my gun. I do not have a “dirt room” for grinding and such so I used a large, square plastic tote placed on it’s side and then put the bench grinder in it and used the tote as a debris blocker. It served the purpose well!

      Of course under the grinding wheel I had to put a metal tray to block the hot metal grindings from melting or burning the tote.

      Thanks for the comment in which brought back a bunch of good learning memories.

      Cheers Tug

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