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Toten Kopf
July 20, 2007, 16:21
After disassembling my bolt (that niffty extractor tool works great), I noticed that the extractor spring had a rubber thingy in it, Yet the replacement spring doesn't.

Question is, what is it and is it a necessary item for the extractor spring, and if it is, how do you remove it and reinstall it in the new spring.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

W.E.G.
July 20, 2007, 16:29
The rubber dingus is believed to be a vibration buffer to prevent extractor-bounce during full-auto fire. Unless your rifle is capable of full-auto fire, you will never know the difference.

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JohnnyReb
July 20, 2007, 19:26
Originally posted by W.E.G.
The rubber dingus is believed to be a vibration buffer to prevent extractor-bounce during full-auto fire. Unless your rifle is capable of full-auto fire, you will never know the difference.

WOW!

I never new that that was supposed to be there. I always thought it was just accumulated gunk that hardened up in there!

W.E.G.
July 20, 2007, 19:53
By the time we get these kits, the rubber thing in the extractor spring pretty much is just "gunk."