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Removing broken 45acp shell

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Redneck Rampage, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Redneck Rampage

    Redneck Rampage Rainier, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a AR45. I had a shell have the head come off. Most of the shell is still in the chamber. What is the best safest way to remove the casing.
    I can not find any broke shell extractor in 45acp.
    Any help world be great.
     
  2. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    have you tried a bore brush? Our gunsmith has used a tap but you must be very careful as if it hits the barrel you are done. Flat screwdriver.
     
  3. Redneck Rampage

    Redneck Rampage Rainier, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    it is jam in there good. But tap sound like a good bet. I will be working on it after the 4th so I have a little time to get info befor I try. thanks for the idea.
     
  4. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    Congrats!
    You've done something extremly special.
    I would sugest a 11.7 mm or 1/2 inch tap to screw into the casing and remove it.
    Before anyone jumps my elderly bones I was a depot certified small arms repairman as well as a small arms repair inst. at TOCAS Aberdeen Md.
     
  5. Dan-Dee Sales Inc

    Dan-Dee Sales Inc Sweet Home, Oregon, United States Active Member

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    Question. What happened? Was it over charged? I had a case stick in an AR barrel and I was told by two barrel mfg not to use it. Others may say otherwise.
     
  6. Redneck Rampage

    Redneck Rampage Rainier, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have not found out yet. I was running powder charge at the low end. I took all the other rounds from that batch apart an did not find anything wrong. I just hope to fix the gun an run more rounds down range.
     
  7. Redneck Rampage

    Redneck Rampage Rainier, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Gun is fixed had it repaired bye oly arms.
     
  8. Oohrah

    Oohrah NorthwestSouthern Oregon Coast Member

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    Did they give you any advise on a repeat occurance? Brass failure is not uncommon, even in military specs it happens or else broken case extractor wouldn't have a need!