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 Post subject: Mini 14 Chunk Of Brass Stuck In Extractor
New postPosted: July 20th, 2015, 3:44 pm 
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I bought a Mini 14 at a local auction and once I got it home and tore it down I noticed there is a chunk of brass stuck under the extractor. I have been carefully trying to pick it out with needle noses but it is wedged underneath the extractor and wont budge. I tried to punch out the pin for the extractor but it seems like the brass might be keeping it from moving. Im new to Minis, is this a common problem with an easy fix or did I buy a lemon?


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 Post subject: Re: Mini 14 Chunk Of Brass Stuck In Extractor
New postPosted: July 23rd, 2015, 7:44 am 
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I don't own and never have owned a Mini, but, one of my shooting buddies has an older model that he has shot for a few years with me at our private range.

The only problem he has had, that I witnessed, was poor accuracy when mixing heavy with light surplus ammo. Nothing that you speak of ever has come up. My guess is, the previous only did something that is not quit kosher, imo.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini 14 Chunk Of Brass Stuck In Extractor
New postPosted: July 23rd, 2015, 8:50 am 
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Could you try hammering a straight pin between the brass and the extractor?

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 Post subject: Re: Mini 14 Chunk Of Brass Stuck In Extractor
New postPosted: July 23rd, 2015, 9:42 am 
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If its a stainless Steel model, you could take a little pool acid on a q-tip and swap it on the brass the acid will eat the brass but not the stainless, or at least not at the same rate. You will have to rinse it very good when done to prevent corrosion of the not so stainless stainless that mini's are made from. If its a blue gun i would not try that approach.

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 Post subject: Re: Mini 14 Chunk Of Brass Stuck In Extractor
New postPosted: July 23rd, 2015, 10:19 am 
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A picture would do wonders for troubleshooting something like this.


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 Post subject: Re: Mini 14 Chunk Of Brass Stuck In Extractor
New postPosted: August 9th, 2015, 12:05 pm 
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Just take the bolt apart and clean the brass out.

They are kind of a bitch, the ejector spring is strong, and it's like a small M14 or Garand bolt. You really need the tool or plungers and springs are flying everywhere.

Bring it over and I'll fix it for ya.

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