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    Dissembling a JC Higgins model 33

    I recently acquired a JC Higgins 33 that needs a new extractor. I checked the internet
    for a video or tutorial on how to disassemble it with no luck. The extractor is formed from sheet metal
    so it is probably a common failure item. I plan on machining one out of a grade eight bolt.
    Anyone here ever had one apart?

    Thanks!
    Terry








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    "It is an absolute truism that law-abiding, armed citizens pose no threat to other law-abiding citizens."

    Ammo, camo and things that go "blammo".

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    Thank You!!

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    I finally got around to replacing the extractor. It was a simple procedure.
    Push the #5 pin in the above picture out and pull out the trigger group.
    The bolt comes out easily next.
    I used a 3" long piece of piano wire that looked to be smaller than the pin
    holding the extractor in place to tap it out. I did this with the bolt in a clear
    plastic bag so if anything went flying I would not loose it. I could not see
    anything wrong with the original extractor.I installed the new extractor
    and off to the range.

    I put 10 rounds through it and it failed to eject 4 times. With the original
    extractor it would not eject at all. So it came apart again. I took the extractor
    spring and stretched it from 8mm to 10mm put it back together again. This
    time it worked properly and extracted and ejected 30 rounds.

    Its a nice old rifle, my dad bought from the Sears Roebuck catalog in the 1950s.

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