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Old 01-12-2019, 12:36 PM
JBBOOKS JBBOOKS is offline
 
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Default Failure to eject spent case

I just purchased my first 1903A3 and do not know very much about them. The rifle shoots fine but I have a problem with the spent cases not always ejecting. What should I be looking for the correct this problem. Any help from the Forum Members will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:52 PM
ceresco ceresco is offline
 
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Ejection is somewhat dependent on how rapidly you work the bolt. Otherwise, look at the ejector for damage or heavy deposits interfering with free movement. Likewise, check the extractor claw and slot in the left bolt lug. It is a relatively simple mechanism. Good Shooting. ...
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:54 PM
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Look at the ejector and pin to make sure it's not broken chipped bent or sloppy, if everything seems to be in order I would look at extractor spring tension or defects associated with it.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:37 PM
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Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-12-2019, 03:07 PM
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An occasional cause of ejection failure is a broken ejector. The ejector is triangle-shaped and has a small tail on the rear. Sometimes the tail can break off. Should that occur, the ejector will not always fully flip into position for consistent ejection.


Here's something you might try. Pull the bolt back until the ejector is flush even with the recessed front face of the bolt. Then using a small pick or pointed object (e.g., toothpick), see if you can push the ejector to the side and clear the recessed bolt face. If so, then the ejector tail is probably broken off.


Good Luck!


J.B.
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:11 PM
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Thanks JB I will give it a try
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Old 01-12-2019, 04:33 PM
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I had the same problem with my 03A3. Check to see if there is excessive grease and gunk in the ejector slot in the receiver. I had to disassemble the rifle and remove the ejector and clean the slot and ejector and reassemble to fix the problem. Eddie
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:08 PM
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Thanks Eddie
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Old 01-13-2019, 03:20 AM
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Old 01-13-2019, 09:48 AM
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How does it do with a Dry Fire case?

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-t...-prod5176.aspx

Reloader can make a dummy.
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