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Old October 14, 2017, 08:09   #51
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I know on the AR15 the extractor spring sometimes can benefit from the o-ring treatment to increase extractor pressure. Would that help here as well? Obviously being dirty matters, but that would seem to be a smart and cheap mod on a gun where $$$ matters are at stake.
I'm not sure what the "o-ring treatment" is, but if I remember correctly there was an o-ring in there when I took it apart. I'm new to ARs - is that not the case in every AR?
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Old October 14, 2017, 08:35   #52
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ArmaLite has been using extractor o-rings for many years. Early Eagle Arms and ArmaLite rifles did not have them and neither did other brands back then. It is merely a clever upgrade to improve extractor tension and improve reliability which has become nearly ubiquitous with AR manufacturers and builders.
Careful not to lose it when hitting it with a toothbrush!
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