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  1. #1
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    Failure to extract problem

    Hello,

    I'm new to the forms here and I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this.
    My .223 had a malfunction, causing the brass to get stuck in the bolt face. There was no difficulty removing the brass from the chamber, however the prime blew and it was really stuck into the bolt face. When I removed it part of the lip broke off. I spoke to a gunsmith and he told me to file down the rough area left by the process of separating the primer from the bolt face and all should be fine. Currently a round will chamber but will not extract. Any recommendations or insight will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for your time
    alan

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    Part of what lip?
    When it’s failure to extract usually the extractor needs replacing.


 

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