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Hi, I haven't posted for a few years, but do read up every couple months. I picked up my RFB new 3 years ago, and it's been good up till this spring.

One of the extractors broke (see image). I wrote to KT; they said to buy the part or ship the gun in for them to fix.
My reply asked them how much it would cost, how to ship, and that I can replace parts fine, but should I be checking other parts that might have been damaged or caused this to fail. I never got a response..
So I'm asking for advice here. Should I be replacing both sides? although I don't see any obvious damage, is there another part(s) I should be scrutinizing?


I had just given up, but my brother got a new rifle and I'd like to go plinking with him with my mine, before the winter hits.

Thank you,
 

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Hi, I haven't posted for a few years, but do read up every couple months. I picked up my RFB new 3 years ago, and it's been good up till this spring.

One of the extractors broke (see image). I wrote to KT; they said to buy the part or ship the gun in for them to fix.
My reply asked them how much it would cost, how to ship, and that I can replace parts fine, but should I be checking other parts that might have been damaged or caused this to fail. I never got a response..
So I'm asking for advice here. Should I be replacing both sides? although I don't see any obvious damage, is there another part(s) I should be scrutinizing?
I had just given up, but my brother got a new rifle and I'd like to go plinking with him with my mine, before the winter hits.

Thank you,
Sometimes this happens. I can't think of anything else to scrutinize. Heat treating on this part is a balancing act. Too little and they are soft and wear too fast, too much and they are brittle and break. Early ones have broken.
Change both extractors. They are likely from the same batch. If you are capable of replacing them, I wouldn't ship the rifle. It would be cheaper to buy the parts, and quicker to get the gun back into action.
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Get someone on the phone, they will most likely ship you the parts for free, i would actually insist. It does have a lifetime warranty after all.
They will only ship "free parts" upon receipt of broken ones now. Up to now, if anyone sent them a valid serial number and a picture of a broken part (from the web possibly:rolleyes:), they would ship that person a free part that they could sell on Gun Broker.
(remember since there is no registration, they don't know who actually owns which gun).
I can see how this could get out of hand fast so I understand.
People will find a way to get any "free stuff" that is out there.
They ruined it for everyone.

Extractor related question: when you finish a mag and pull it out, is there typically an empty case still in the extractor?
Yes. When the empty mag latches the bolt back, the last case fired is still in the extractor until the bolt is dropped. (shown below)
Putting in a full mag and dropping the bolt will put the last-fired case into the chute.
It's not a problem for anybody as the empty always finds its way out:D.
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(I still like watching the first part of that video showing how fast the RFB can dish-out rounds:eek:).
 

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They replied to my last email and told me to call a specific number to get the part. - it doesn't show for sale on the site. I've had some busy work days lately and hope to call them Monday. I'll update once it's back together.
 

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VInster, Did the gun still run even with one of the extractors broken?
I would not attempt it. But I would guess no, since it stopped working when it broke.

Update for the service: I spoke with their support and am going to send it in. They offered to look it over, and while there perform any updates it may need, since I bought it new and have the receipt. Very nice.
That's the plan.
Will post back in the 4-6 weeks they said it will take. (I'm hoping that's a Star Trek Scotty estimate)
 

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Extractor lift spring question: I got my new RFB yesterday and went to the range today. While adjusting the gas spring, I got a FTF and had to disassemble the RFB. Somehow the extractor lift spring came out and I can't find ANYWHERE that shows how to put it back in... any assistance would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
 

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Extractor lift spring question: I got my new RFB yesterday and went to the range today. While adjusting the gas spring, I got a FTF and had to disassemble the RFB. Somehow the extractor lift spring came out and I can't find ANYWHERE that shows how to put it back in... any assistance would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!
This spring?
Bumper Trigger

I don't see how it could possibly come out unless something was broken.
Or it was a Gen1:

Not enough room.
We need pics of the bolt without the spring.
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