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Originally posted by Markdam Markdam wrote:

Can you explain how to get the firing pin and extractor part  is it very difficult if anything I would like to get in there clean   I've had a lot of failure to extract and some double feeds I just got the gun and fired it for the first time yesterday the only ammo it would eat on a regular basis was the armsicore 40 grain 1875 FPS.  in fact after 15 years of hunting and wanting one to get it it was very anti-climatic and made me very disappointed I was ready to sell it last night after just getting it out of the 10-day waiting.. but today I'm having  A Renewed Second Wind to get this thing running I was talking to another guy that had an automatic for sale and he said he have the number of the guy that bought the rights to all of the automag stuff in Texas? Is this a folktale? And that he we'll work on these guns and tune them? any and all help would be appreciated


I don't have any pictures off-hand, so I will try and explain.

Once you've got the slide off, tap out the pin that holds the extractor in place, from the inside of the slide, out the top-side of the slide.

Carefully remove the rear sight, as there are 2 small springs underneath.  You should see the top of a larger pin.  Push it out from under the slide, out the top too.

Put the safe/fire switch into the "fire" position.  Tilt the slide up (firing pin side down).  The firing pin should fall right out.  If not, I've had to take a paperclip and push the firing pin out as it can get "stuck" a little.  (Maybe it's in the "safe" position?  I'm pretty sure it's the "fire" position.)

Once the firing pin is out, the firing pin spring is usually in the cavity.  Take the paper clip and put a very small hook in the end.  Push it in and grab the spring and pull it out.  (I've even just taken a Q-tip, removed most of the cotton, put it in the hole and try and get the spring to stick to it to pull it out).

Good luck.
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Don't think he needs parts as much as a good cleaning and going through it. Needs to check the gas ports as if they are dirty/clogged it will have rough time extracting. This can be causing the extractor to not get the job done. Also should try a few brands of ammo after the cleaning of course.
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A few years back one of the forum members came up with a tool for cleaning AM2 gas ports. It was a plug with O-rings, went into the chamber and then accepted the tube from a spray can of whatever your favorite carbon cleaner was.

Instead of just pushing any carbon back into the annular clearance around the chamber, it tried to flush some of the gun out.
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Here is the issue with that idea. The gas system is NOT a tunnel run from one port to another to the third port in a row. It is a 6 front ports go into an gas chamber area that feeds all other 12 shell ports.
You would need to have a system that you can select which port and direct it to a select front port and sit and do each and every combo to make sure they all are clear. The one that I heard of as you speak of would help but not sure how it works exactly as I never seen the FULL details of it. 
Cheap way is to poke the port holes clear with a paper clip, then soak it in solvent, then try to shoot it clear. Unless you stuck polish paste in the chamber and into the gas system area it should clear up. I mention this because I have seen that done before! Don't do it!
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Originally posted by Rumore Rumore wrote:

I couple of mine had failures to extract. One was fixed by installing a heavier extractor spring. The other one also needed a chamber polish.

Tony


Tony, what spring did you use? From another make/model? A "spare parts" bin that you have?

I am willing to try a heavier spring, just need a little guidance in where to shop.

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I've got a bin of odd ball springs. I just dug something out that was stiffer than the original.

You can buy bulk spring kits from Brownells and just cut off a piece.

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/small-hardware/bulk-spring-kits/index.htm

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Run it up, until you blow it up, then back it down a bit.
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Originally posted by Rumore Rumore wrote:

I've got a bin of odd ball springs. I just dug something out that was stiffer than the original.

You can buy bulk spring kits from Brownells and just cut off a piece.

https://www.brownells.com/gunsmith-tools-supplies/small-hardware/bulk-spring-kits/index.htm

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