Bighorn extractor removal

drwood96

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Push the pin in the middle of the extractor down and slide the extractor toward the firing pin. Be careful as the retaining pin may shoot out if you don’t keep something over it.
 
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Push the pin in the middle of the extractor down and slide the extractor toward the firing pin. Be careful as the retaining pin may shoot out if you don’t keep something over it.
Thanks. I was trying that earlier but non of my punches are small enough so I was using a small nail. I guess I wasn’t pushing it far enough
 

drwood96

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Thanks. I was trying that earlier but non of my punches are small enough so I was using a small nail. I guess I wasn’t pushing it far enough
I did the same thing. The pin is cone shape so you have to push it in a lot. I had you use a screwdriver from eyeglasses repair kit.
 

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A wire dental pick works perfectly, BUT as mentioned above, contain that thing like your life depends on it. It takes a faw days for BH to get a replacement in the mail.;)
 
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Push the pin in the middle of the extractor down and slide the extractor toward the firing pin. Be careful as the retaining pin may shoot out if you don’t keep something over it.
That's the truth! I will usually put the entire bolt head and the tool I'm using into a clear plastic bag, so that everything stays contained if that little spring and plunger decide to take flight.
 

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Take a paper, and bend it a bit so you have a straight pointy end, and the rest of the paper clip to grab/hold onto. Compress the extractor spring follower by pushing down through the hole in the extractor. I usually slide the extractor outward, away from the firing pin. You have to continue to keep the spring follower depressed while you are sliding the extractor out. Just take care not to let the spring or follower shoot across the room.

When you have disassembled it, you will see how the spring and follower keep the extractor in place while allowing it to slide back and forth slightly. It's a cool design. Re-installing the extractor is much easier than removing it, in my opinion.
 
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Thanks for asking the question and for giving the answer guys. Love this site