Extractors and Extractor Springs- - - - - READ THIS

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by CGuns, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. CGuns

    CGuns New Member

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    Steyr Mannlicher phoned me from Austria today.

    We were discussing spare parts issues, etc...

    The extractors and extractor springs on certain "Early" model pistols (I do not know how "Early" is defined") were fitted with "weak" extractor springs that caused problems.

    The new replacement parts have been upgraded and come with a stronger spring and a new extractor.


    Keep this in mind. I am going to order one for my M9 just to be sure. I don't know when they made the change at the factory, in terms of serial numbers or production dates. I will try and find out.

    Regards, CGuns
     
  2. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    Good info.
    See if you can get a list of when the changes were made.

    It would be great if there was a way to get parts easily
     

  3. CGuns

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    Yes sir! Working on both.

    I wanted to buy up a bunch of parts and import them over with one of my customs brokers/freight forwarders, but it sounds like Steyr Mannlicher is now resolving the issue.

    Worst case scenario, I will buy a bunch of parts and we can build a store online to offer the parts to forum members, etc...

    Regards, CGuns
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Great job CGuns!

    Please keep us updated and put me down for a set of extractor replacement parts. My M9 seemed to work perfectly for the first 1,000 round but lately I've had 3 FTE's and that is just annoying!

    Jeff
     
  5. hihoslva

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    Nice work, friend!

    I'm willing to bet that the few people who have had frustration with extraction issues owe their malfunctions to this older design extractor.

    Excellent information - hopefully you can get the serial number range pinned down, so we can offer up some REAL solutions for anyone having problems. And with any luck, Steyr will take care of any gun within the "bad" serial range, and send out the updated extractor assembly free of charge. I'm betting they will indeed take care of the unlucky ones. Although they have had business problems, it seems as though they try hard to do right by their loyal customers.

    I've never had any issues with mine. But making sure I am outside the serial range for the weak extractors will give me even more peace of mind.

    Looking forward to updates, Mr. Ambassador. :)
     
  6. CGuns

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    :D :)

    They really are a great company. Very diverse and always ahead of the curve. I like that and I look for that in companies.

    Working on it. I am going to phone them in a couple of hours in Austria.

    CGuns
     
  7. CGuns

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  8. hiramabiff

    hiramabiff New Member

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    I always thought that CGuns is godsent! :wink:

    Allow me to say Mabuhay! [Long live!] :D
     
  9. madecov

    madecov Active Member

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    Whoa...............

    Does this mean were just a few eeks away from parts availabilty ?

    Followed by factory service

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  10. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Tell me where to go...

    I'm in Atlanta. When Steyr gets their new facility up and running, I'm going to try to be the first one to have my pistol repaired with the new extractor parts. Just let me know when and where and I'll go camp out.
     
  11. CGuns

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    I beat you! Got my stuff in today. See my new post.

    CGuns :p
     
  12. Guest

    Guest Guest

    OK, so I won't be the first with the new extractor parts. But, I'm going to try to be the first to have their new facility install the new parts in a M series pistol.
     
  13. CGuns

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    HA! DEAL!

    Actually, the parts are very easy to install. It is a DIY job if you have a set of small screw drivers. Take a look at the tutorial section of this website.

    If you need help, post or let me know. Hihoslva made the tutorial. It is easy-peezey. :) 8)
     
  14. hiramabiff

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