Help !! Remington 550-1 Extractor problem
Recently given a Remington 550-1 that was boxed back in 1949 because it was jamming. (long story there) I cleaned it up and it appeared to be ok, so I took to the range and fired a few rounds through it. Sure enough, It jammed. Another disassembly revealed that the extractor plunger was missing.
I ordered another plunger and spring from NUMRICH and after reciept of the parts, compared spring length to be sure it was a direct replacement.
After launching the plunger across my shop a couple of times, I realized that there is a problem. The hole in the bolt is much to short for the spring and plunger together. I suspect one of two things has happened. 1: During cleaning back in 1949 the plunger was put in before the spring and is now jammed in the bottom, or 2: The new plunger is to long.
Can anybody tell me how deep the hole in the bolt should be and or how long the plunger should be? I have looked everywhere I can think of to find machining drawings for the bolt assembly without any luck.
Last edited by FL Curt; 02-11-2011 at 08:08 AM..
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