Ejector Steyr M95

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cohenmj770
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Ejector Steyr M95

Post by cohenmj770 » Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:54 pm

Hi all - I recently bought an old Steyr model 1895 in the original 8 x 50 R. I tried cycling a few rounds through it and after the first round ejected quite nicely, all subsequent rounds just kind of lay there at the top of the en bloc clip. I replaced the ejector, but that didn't help. What else should i be checking? Thanks, Mike

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Re: Ejector Steyr M95

Post by rufesnow » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:35 pm

Your post isn't clear? When you chamber a cartridge. On extraction, does The extractor pull back the cartridge case far enough? So that the ejector contacts the rim of the cartridge?

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Re: Ejector Steyr M95

Post by rufesnow » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:34 pm

The Mannlicher feed mechanism, as used in your Steyr. Requires a very strong spring, that tensions the follower. If your cartridges, aren't being forced upward by the follower. So that the bolt, won't push the cartridge into the chamber. Check the follower, and follower spring.

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Re: Ejector Steyr M95

Post by cohenmj770 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:36 am

Thanks for the quick reply. The extractor seems to be working OK as the (unfired) cartridge gets pulled out of the chamber. But when the bolt gets to its most rearward position the cartridge just sits at the top of the receiver instead of getting thrown off to the right side. If I turn the gun over, the cartridge falls to the ground and then the next cartridge chambers perfectly well. Does this sound like a weak follower spring? Thanks again.

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Re: Ejector Steyr M95

Post by cohenmj770 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:06 am

Going back to your post of 8:35 PM, that's a good question. What can I check to ensure that the extractor is pulling the cartridge back far enough to contact the ejector? I know that these guns had problems with the extractors. I assumed that if the extractor wasn't obviously broken off (and it's not) that it was OK. Is there something else i should be checking there? Thanks, Mike

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Re: Ejector Steyr M95

Post by rufesnow » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:29 pm

I went through all my references. But couldn't find a schematic, for a Steyr straight pull bolt. Closest I could find were the Italian Carcano, and German 88 Commission rifles. Who used the same Mannlicher type, of en bloc feed mechanism. Both have spring steel extractors' that are self tensioned.

If your Steyr has the same type of extractor? It might be the cause of your problem? Take the bolt out, and check the extractor. To see if it's broken, or that anything is affecting it's spring tension?

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Re: Ejector Steyr M95

Post by cohenmj770 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:31 pm

Good suggestion; I'll give that a try.

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Re: Ejector Steyr M95

Post by cohenmj770 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:56 am

So I took a look at the gun yesterday. The extractor pulls the cartridge out of the chamber but it doesn't hold it tight against the bolt face. I'm not sure how this is possible, but that may be the issue. Has you seen this before?

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Re: Ejector Steyr M95

Post by TRAP55 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 3:02 pm

The ejector is part of the sear housing, and it has to be clean. The extractor needs to hold the case tight enough for the ejector to work, and the bolt has to be pulled back like you mean it.
https://www.gunpartscorp.com/gun-manufa ... steyr/9524

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Re: Ejector Steyr M95

Post by cohenmj770 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:39 pm

Thanks for the tips. I disassembled the gun and cleaned the seat/ejector (along with everything else). The extractor is definitely not holding the cartridge case tightly against the bolt face. I found a “new” extractor on eBay and I’ll install it once it arrives.

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