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Blown Case Stuck in Breech

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by JBP, Aug 23, 2003.

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  1. JBP

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    Fired the first round of the last mag that I was going to put through my new IAI M1 Carbine and the 2nd round in the mag would not load. After locking the bolt back and removing the mag I saw that the spent round was nothing more than the case rim. A check of the breech showed the rest of the case still embedded there. Range officer tried to get it out with out success. I tried when I got home with a 30 caliber rod and brush with still negative results. All suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. Mannlicher

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    pick up a shell extracter at the army/navy surplus store, or get one online
     
  3. SelfProclaimedExpert

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    A .45 caliber wire brush will often served as well as a shell extractor. Trying reverse the bristles after inserting from the rear puts alot of grab on the case walls. You might also try soaking it overnight in dry slide or a similar penetrating lube.

    Good luck.
     
  4. WalkerTexasRanger

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    You might also try some Kroil, it is penetrating oil and has worked for me before with my .22 in this exact scenario. It really kreeps.
     
  5. SDC

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    I've had good luck with SPE's method; place a large-diameter brush in the breech, then run a rod down the barrel from the muzzle, thread them together so you can pull the brush into the case, and then give the muzzle end of the rod a few sharp taps. The angled bristles on the brush grab the case momentarily, loosening the case.
     
  6. labgrade

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    Likely a few hours in a chest-type home freezer will help out.

    Differences in the dissimilar metals/thermal expansion rates ....

    Case might just fall right out.
     
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