Extractor Slot in 10/22

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Why is the extractor slot in a 10/22 barrel, not parallel with the ejection port in the receiver? It is at a downward angle about 4 o'clock. I was cleaning mine today and at first I thought I had not installed the barrel correctly, (I've never removed it to clean before, not sure why I did this time.)
 

hpman66

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Kevin":176sq6ur said:
Why is the extractor slot in a 10/22 barrel, not parallel with the ejection port in the receiver? It is at a downward angle about 4 o'clock. I was cleaning mine today and at first I thought I had not installed the barrel correctly, (I've never removed it to clean before, not sure why I did this time.)

I don't why it is either. But I do not question any designs that Bill Ruger created, especially the .22 semiauto pistiol and the 10/22. He wasn't quite as prolific a designer as J. Browning, but he was darned good. On the 10/22, I believe the firing pin is also a little off center if I remember correctly. It's not TDC(top dead center). Look at some of your fired cases and see.
 

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I think the firing pin strikes are rotated slightly to cause the rectanular shape of the pin to land more surface area along the rim and less toward the center as all the priming material is at the rim. As far as Kevins original question, isn't it to make the empty eject at some particular trajectory?
 

Mtn Biker

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The extractor is lower so that it is out of the way when the empty case hits the ejector which is what pops the case out the ejection port.

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