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Mini 14 581 series SS

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Joined: October 2022
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Posted: October 7, 2022 07:52 PM

Replacing the extractor, plunger and spring on my mini. Purchased those 3 parts through Numrich. I have been at this for 6 hours and the new plunger will not pop into the space on the extractor. 

did I potentially purchase the wrong part? Can someone please help.  

Joined: September 2022
Posts: 2
Posted: October 11, 2022 04:46 AM (This post was last edited October 31, 2022 03:31 AM)

Might be the case, don't see any other option why it wouldn't fit. Also since you're replacing and not building it from the scratch, might some sort of grease or trimmings accumulating(shot in the dark). So cleaning it up a bit with gun cleaning kits might help. Other than that - might be just a wrong order.

Joined: September 2011
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Posted: October 12, 2022 12:07 PM (This post was last edited October 12, 2022 12:08 PM)

If the plunger does not drop down into the hole without  the spring the plunger is the issue.If a large portion of the plunger sticks out with the spring installed then the spring is too long.If the spring is a little too long you can cut it off with a dremmel tool.