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Old July 13, 2018, 16:15   #1
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Fal Extractors Need identification Please- inch or metric - (( Figured it out))

Hi All

Found these extractors in the bottom of a box of parts .. is this Inch or metric ?

If more pics are needed post it here and i will put more up..


Top Extractor


I did some digging and found were Gunplumber had said about extractors L1A1 extractors have the flat on the underside behind the claw. Metric are convex on the underside behind the claw

Metric extractor












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Bottom extractor [B]


Inch Or Metric

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Old July 13, 2018, 16:29   #2
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Inch Top

The bottom one looks metric with the wing removed, but I reserve the right to be wrong.
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Old July 18, 2018, 23:02   #3
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Something bothered me about these photos. So I did a little research. The top extractor is indeed a metric, but like none I've seen. The claw looks like the Aussie or C1A1 type 2. The bottom one is an Aussie type 3.
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Old July 19, 2018, 19:24   #4
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I had picked up one of the wing-less extractors from GPC a while ago, what is the significance of it being wing-less? product improvement?
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Any word on the reason the wing was removed? I could see ease of manufacturing, but then why did they include an unnecessary operation in the first place?
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Old October 15, 2018, 17:31   #6
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Personally the top one looks like an inch extractor that was modified to fit a metric bolt. The concave doesn't look factory to me.

Maybe Indian???
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Old October 15, 2018, 23:36   #7
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Both Canada and Australia continued product development. Australia went to the short wingless extractor in 1961 and the long wingless in 1972. Canada also went to the short wingless but never made the long wingless. Neither gave a reason. I can only assume some improvement in function or reliability. What the mechanism of this improvement is, we can only guess. The Brits kept the original design. I'm not aware of any metric manufacturer/country that removed the wing.
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