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Re: 1940 Field LC Smith Extractor troubles?
Posted by David Williamson on August 14, 2017, 4:52 pm, in reply to "1940 Field LC Smith Extractor troubles?"
Mason, it is possible that the extractor activator is worn. It is the piece that protrudes in the for-end close to the knuckle. Take the for-end off the gun, making sure it is cocked first, The extractor should be in and the activator should be sticking up, push down on it and see how far the extractor moves.
I've only seen one on an ejector gun that would not eject the shell/s out, they would hit the back of the breech face.
Another thing to try, on the barrels take out the screw that is in the lug, then pull out the extractor and clean the opening with a cotton swab. There might be residue in there causing the extractor not to function right. Also make sure that the screw that guides it is not bottomed out. https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/520000