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07-12-2009, 7:44 AM
Would a broken shell extractor for an AR-15 (.223) work in a Mini -14 (.223)?

07-12-2009, 8:29 AM
why wouldn't it. all the extractor cares about is the caliber, not what weapon it is in.

If you are stuck in a pinch without one or other tools, you can let the weapon cool and deliberately jam a fired case up into the remains of the broken case, then extract 'normally'. Or by exerting rearward pressure on the bolt while striking the buttstock on the ground or bench.