Lost extractor

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mjpchief

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Took one of the 10-22's out plinking last night and while using an Eagle 30 round magazine the extractor decided to take a hike. Thinking that the shooting was over for the night because I was standing in ankle high grass I went to the shed to piddle. While messing around in the shed I came across a heavy duty magnet that was Dad's. I took this magnet back out to where I was standing and after 2 or 3 passes I came up with the extractor. After I put it back in I ran 5 standard magazines through the rifle with no problems. The only thing I can think of that may have caused the extractor to flip out was a stove pipe casing pushing back on the extractor. Seems like every time I use one of my Eagle magazines I end up having some kind of problem.
 

berettapistols

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You were "VERY LUCKY" to have found the extractor IMO..
I've never had one come out like that but have broken them on two MKIIs & a 10/22 all with hundreds of thousands of rounds threw them..
Nowdays I put a Volquartzen extractor in every Ruger I own & have at least two factory spares in my stash..
I'm currently down to just one Ruger, A 20" 10/22 with Fiber Optic sights..
I need to aquire another MKII soon..
I hear alot of "Bad Rap" about the Eagle 30 round magazines but in my experience I have had "Good Luck" with the Eagle magazines, In fact I just picked up a couple more a few months back..
Gary aka berettapistols
 

9x19

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You were even luckier the spring and plunger remained in the bolt so you only had to find the extractor and put it back in...
 

mjpchief

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Very lucky I didn't lose the spring and plunger. I have fired it about 4-500 times since and still no problem. Had to be a stove pipe that pushed the extractor back and flipped it out. I think I'll order a VQ just in case it happens again.
 

45longcolt

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My 10/22 works without an extractor. I had a situation where a case blew and launched the extractor to a Black Hole somewhere. I continued to shoot and it continued to throw out the empty cases and load the new ones so I kept shooting.

I used to shoot so much I wore my firing pins out rather quickly, a brick a weekend for years! I figured it up and it came to like 21K rounds a year for several years. Anyway I got pretty good at making firing pins for these things. I even got the heat treatment part down too to where it would last a week or so before my new pin came in.

Great you found yours and the plunger and spring stayed with you.
 

berettapistols

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I'm sure you know this but a phone call to Ruger telling them you broke either a firing pin or extractor will result in a FREE part being shipped to you ASAP.. They will require the serial # though..
Ruger is without a doubt the best customer oriented company I have ever dealt with..
I own 4 S&W revolvers & one S&W center fire auto & need to make my next couple of purchases a Ruger..
I owe it to myself to buy another Ruger MKII..
Just wish they still made them but the market is still loaded with them currently.. Just like I wish they made 10/22 trigger groups out of Aluminum instead of plastic.. Or is that just the Chargers??
This will give aftermarket trigger groups a boost in sales though..
Gary
 

MMichaelAK

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I had a case go pop on me and blow an extractor out. Out of the next three mags, I had 4 FTEs so I put it away. When I got back into town I ordered a half dozen factory extractors from MidwayUSA.com since they were dirt cheap.

30 years of 10/22s and this is the first time I have had to replace something, so I figured why not get a handful?
 

scuffler

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How do you get to the extractor and how do you take it out please?

Thanks ahead of time for the reply's
 

blkhawk

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I had an extractor claw fly off into orbit from my MK II once. I too was lucky the plunger and spring were still there. Didn't know anything was wrong until I had a stove pipe on every shot and then saw the extractor wasn't there. I had called Ruger about it but still had to pay for a new extractor and for the 2 firing pins that had broken in the MK II (about 10,000 rounds through it as it sits now).
 
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