As noted on the previous page, we are firm
believers in the GI Combo Tool. While there are other ways to
perform the task of removing the extractor we have
found that the GI Combo Tool really does the best
job in a simple way.
To remove the Extractor get a firm grip of
the brush end of the tool. Note the little metal
tab on the side of the brush's base. This will act
like a lever.
Next insert the brush's base into the face
of the bolt making sure that the 'lever' part of
the tool protrudes from in between the edge of the
bolt and the extractor. At this stage a fairly large
amount of pressure needs to be applied to the brush
base so that the ejector spring is compressed.
When you have applied enough pressure that
the entire bottom of the brush base touches the
face of the bolt turn the combo tool clockwise so
that the 'lever' pushes up and out on the extractor.
Note how we put a finger or thumb over the extractor
when doing this operation. This keeps it from flying
off in an uncontrolled fashion.
When the extractor comes free - slowly release
pressure on the combo tool. I maintain full pressure
on the tool during this entire operation so the
ejector does not fly out of the bolt and become
After controlling the release of the ejector
simply push the extractor the rest of the way out,
remove it and set it aside.
With the extractor off, prepare to remove