Where do I polish my extractor?

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Guest, Jul 15, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Both my M9 and my S9 have been failing to extract lately in addition to always having erratic ejection. I have always detail stripped my Steyrs and have always cleaned the extractor and its hole very well.

    I read a post recently where the author mentioned that he polished his extractor and his Steyr now works great.

    Where do I polish the extractor? I have a dremel tool to do the job but I'm just wondering if it needs to be polished on the sides that contact the inside of the extractor hole? Does it need to be polished on the actual extractor "hook"? I guess it couldn't hurt to polish the entire extractor and lubricate it a little. Any info would be great so I can get my Steyrs to be reliable like they used to be.
  2. Deluxe247

    Deluxe247 Supporting Member

    I think they were refering to the hook itself. If it is rough then it will not easily pop over the rim of the casing and grab onto it causing a FTE when fired. It will also cause erratic ejections if it does grab onto it.


  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Go to the Tutorials & Information in the menu to the left of these forums here. Then click on extractor removal. I followed this process to remove the extractor as I was having the exact same problem as you. Someone else posted how to polish it but I don't know where to find it now.Here's the link to the extractor removal tutorial if it works:

    https://www.steyrclub.com/modules.php?na ... page&pid=3

    Polish the face of the spring plunger & rear of the extractor (where they touch) - at the point where the plunger pushes against the back of the extractor. Use REALLY fine sandpaper to polish it. It will improve things greatly. Good luck!