1. seanflynn

    seanflynn New Member

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    Hiya everyone. Long time reader, first time poster.


    I've got my Steyr M40 here, and I've been detail-stripping, cleaning and lubricating in preparation for a competition Saturday; I've run into maybe an obstacle.

    DAIadvisor's walkthrough says to ensure the extractor moves with finger pressure. It doesn't hardly; it's exceptionally stiff and requires some considerable force and something that isn't my finger to move it -- is this normal? Should I panic? I hadn't planned on disassembling the slide just yet, as I've heard it's a PITA.

    Comments?
     
  2. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

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    Disassembling the slide is very easy.......I haven't done the extractor yet.
     

  3. seanflynn

    seanflynn New Member

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    I can move the pin, but am having trouble figuring out how the slide cover comes off.
     
  4. Shooter

    Shooter Premium Member

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    The pin holds down the one side, but you have to push the pin slightly under the roof of the piece. I grinded a small screwdriver to fit that space and bent it slightly to push that pin in a bit further. It's not too difficult, and from there the disassembly is very easy. Slide a small screwdriver under that cover and pry is up. It should come off easy if you push the pin/spring in far enough...........
     
  5. bigtaco

    bigtaco Active Member

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    under the tutorials section is an excellent extractor removal article brought to us by hihoslva.

    cleaning the extractor is now as easy as cleaning the barrel.

    dis-assembling the slide is a snap. the only thing to watch out for is that you don't shoot the end cap retaining pin and spring across the room. when i'm taking it off, i put my thumb in the way of it's path to avoid disaster. i don't like getting popped in the thumb, but i really hate finding parts.
     
  6. Wulf

    Wulf Premium Member

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    Hiya BT :)

    ...or not findin' 'em.... 8-O
     
  7. seanflynn

    seanflynn New Member

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    Brilliant! The tutorial was exactly what I needed. Thanks, guys :)
     
  8. bigtaco

    bigtaco Active Member

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    brilliant indeed.

    i use to fiddle fart around with that part til my fingers bled, i poked both eyes and lost/found the part atleast three times... per cleaning.

    and then, one sun drenched spring day, the extractor tutorial shows up.