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 Post subject: M1903
PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 22:48 pm 
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I acquired a 1903-A3 but its not extracting very reliably, sometimes it does, sometimes it doesn't. I note that the extractor doesn't sit that cleanly in the groove in a cartridge, from the point I can first see it anyway. The extractor also flaps around quite a bit on the bolt. Has anyone any advice? I gather I can legally import an extractor from the US? Have seen new old stock extractors, and complete bolts for sale in the US. Or does anyone keep them in this country? And is the extractor the problem?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 23:37 pm 
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Give the guys at Bisley a call, they have a good gunsmith onsite with a large collection of old firearms. I reckon a good gunsmith will be able to sort it out, its probs a spring internally has broken or dislodged


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 Post subject: Re: M1903
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:36 am 
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Definitely sounds like it's the extractor. I had similar trouble with mine and cured it with a new extractor from EBay. For the price of a new one it's worth the gamble, and if it doesn't help you can take it to the gunsmith.

EDIT: I'm not sure exactly what you mean by the extractor flopping about. Is the extractor collar loose/broken? Any chance you could take the bolt out and post a photo or two?

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 Post subject: Re: M1903
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:51 am 
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And yes, importing it is fine. E-sarco or liberty tree collectors will have what you need.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 22:40 pm 
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Thanks for the help. The extractor does what it should on the bolt, there just seems to be a lot of play between it and the bolt compared to others. Can get a phot, but not immediately.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:05 am 
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May thanks for the help, used Liberty Tree and just changed the extractor, tried it in anger this weekend and it now seems to work fine.


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