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Thread: How to quick change your M14 extractor...

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    exclamation How to quick change your M14 extractor...

    Need a $50.00 "Bolt Tool"???

    Nahhhh... You only need a spent 3006 case and a nail, or punch, or even a sharp pointy stick will suffice!

    Here's a picture tutorial on how to partially strip your M14 bolt...

    All you need is a punch, or something similar. I'm using a brass punch, so I won't damage the "pristine" finish on my 15 year old bolt...



    The rifle has been cleared and is safe. After removing the action from the stock... Pull back the bolt and insert the spent 3006 case into the chamber...



    Make sure the extractor snaps onto the case rim of the spent 3006 case...


    Turn the barreled action over to get at the bottom side of your M14 bolt...



    Take the punch, and apply downward pressure to the extractor leg...


    The extractor should pop right out. The recoil spring provides enough tension to the ejector and ejector spring so they don't fly across the room and imbed themselves into your drywall!



    Turn the barreled action over...



    Now you can gently pull back on the operating rod handle to remove the ejector & spring if need be. You can also remove the extractor plunger spring & detent as well...

    ( If you need to remove the firing pin, you will need to remove the bolt from the receiver.)

    To put things back together... Insert the ejector & spring making sure that the detent on the ejector lines up with the hole for the extractor. Pull the bolt back onto the spent 3006 case rim...Push the extractor back into the bolt till it snaps back into place...



    Pull back on the operating rod handle to eject the 3006 case...





    Well... I didn't even need that $7.00 combo tool either!!
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    Your'e the Man 9th, been doing that for Years to take apart my Bolts, "Don't Need No Stinking Bolt Tool"!




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    Thank you sir, great tutorial!

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    Anybody wannna buy a used bolt tool? Looks like I won't be needing it. Of course I need a empty 30-06 cartridge cause I don't have one
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    Yes, this really works! I've only been using this process for about five years but do still have the bolt disassembly tool that I use for my M14's AND my Garands.

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    Will the M10 handle for the M1 do the same thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by m1ashooter View Post
    Will the M10 handle for the M1 do the same thing?
    yes it will. All you haveta do is place the tool in the well, close the bolt on it, and twist the bolt with a section of cleaning rod.

    having typed that I have used the M10 once and the fired case a bazillion times.
    I took a dremel tool and cut the frirst inch off a 308 case and "glued" it to a 30.06 case so's I could use a fired case for the Garand as well.

    Hawk, I can send you a once fired case if you need it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
    Of course I need a empty 30-06 cartridge cause I don't have one
    Come by and get them, it used to be full, all LC 67s and 69s!




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    Now all i need to do is get a .30-06 casing. Thanks for the write up.
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    a .270 case will also work if you can find a .270 in lieu of an .06
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    or the public trust.
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    my community, and the agency I serve.

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