Special Workshop Series–Extractors Lesson 11

Here is the final lesson in this 11 part series! If you aren’t an expert in extractors now, you never will be. I hope you have enjoyed this series from Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap.

One of the critical features on almost all firearms is the extractor. Maybe not the “sexiest” part on a gun, but certainly one of the most critical. Over  11 weeks we have presented a complete series of lessons from none other than Master Gunsmith Bob Dunlap. He needs no introduction to any of you who are AGI customers, students and graduates of the American Gunsmithing Institute, or Gun Club of America members. Bob has probably forgotten more about gunsmithing than most of us have ever learned, so this is a great opportunity to sit at the feet of the master.

These 11 video lessons first aired in 2006 and 2007 in The Inner Circle Connection which was the precursor to the Gun Club of America, but they are just as relevant and accurate today as they were then.

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So here we go with Lesson 11 in this series. Enjoy!


9 Responses to Special Workshop Series–Extractors Lesson 11

  1. Good advice. My Ruger M77 22 hornet has this problem. When the last round is fired and ejected,there is nothing to prevent the case from falling down into the magazine, which then requires the rifle to be turned upside down to enable the case to fall out.

  2. Thank you Bob for another excellent instructional session. I was given a Marlin model 50 22 by a friend who didn’t really know what it was. It was missing the safety and manual shell ejector when I got it. I made both pieces and it is a lot of fun to shoot and garners a lot of attention. As I understand it, the disengager was prone to wear and when it did it tended to go full auto. With a 7 round clip it took about half a second to empty. The first time I shot it it did just that. After repairing the disengage it now works flawlessly. They were only produced for a couple of years in mid 30s and subsequently recalled and most were destroyed. It is an interesting and fairly rare piece of history.

  3. Correction on my comment of June 28th. When the last round is fired and ejected. It should have said When the last round is fired and EXTRACTED.

  4. I love this series. It’s been very informative. Is the 15 to 20 thousandths “spring-out” on the extractor also a good rule of thumb for rimfire pistols?

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