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Old 03-12-2018, 12:20 AM
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Hello again,

I am once again in need of help with my 64-5. Recently my ejector rod has been sticking. The weird thing is, it only sticks when the cylinder is turned to a certain position, and I press the ejector rod. At every other position the ejector rod operates perfectly. I don't have any issues while firing, the cylinder turns perfectly fine etc.

I have taken a couple of pics so you guys can see what I mean.

In these pics the ejector rod is staying pressed in. And there is noticeable drag when this is happening, to the point where I can slowly let my finger off the ejector rod, and it stays in the depressed position. I.e. the pics.

Any ideas?

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I'd guess bent ejector rod, center pin or extractor shaft. But that's all speculation without being able to handle it. Do I see plier marks on the knurl ? That may be a clue.

Larry

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I'd guess bent ejector rod, center pin or extractor shaft. But that's all speculation without being able to handle it. Do I see plier marks on the knurl ? That may be a clue.

Larry
Concur. Do you know if the ejector rod was recently damaged in any way?

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Concur. Do you know if the ejector rod was recently damaged in any way?

Good luck,

Dave
Not that I am aware of. Up until recently it only came out to the range once a month, then sat in the safe. So I am not sure if it's always done that on the one position, and I never found it until now, or what.

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I'd guess bent ejector rod, center pin or extractor shaft. But that's all speculation without being able to handle it. Do I see plier marks on the knurl ? That may be a clue.

Larry
Would this be a gunsmith only job? Or can a regular joe with decent working knowledge do it? Not sure if those would all need hand fitted or not.

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Its not to hard to take it all apart there is some good videos on youtube how to take the ejector apart and then pit it back i have had to do it when rebuilding some older model 10 and 686s


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Did you try putting a single drop of gun oil in the groove? Sometimes helps.
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It may simply be screwed together a little too tightly. Have cured this syndrome before just by getting the assembly less than gorilla tight.
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The knurling on the ejector rod looks crushed in the last photo. I'd say that it has already been apart. I agree on the bent center pin. My experience is that replacement is better than trying to bend the center pin back to straight.
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Update: took it apart and after cleaning it up and actually tightening it, the problem is gone. It was a little loose it would appear! Easy enough atleast. Now just gotta watch and see If it loosens up again.

Thanks for the help everybody, much appreciated!

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Open the cylinder and spin it. Watch the end of the ejector rod and see if it wobbles. That will tell you that it is bent. I am guessing that is the problem. The fix is to give the rod a wack opposite the bend with a soft hammer or babbit. It should be done using a jig that supports the cylinder. I've seen attempts at fixing it while it is still in the yoke but you run the risk of bending the yoke and causing a worse problem. It's an easy armorers fix especially if they have the proper jig.
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Update: took it apart and after cleaning it up and actually tightening it, the problem is gone. It was a little loose it would appear! Easy enough atleast. Now just gotta watch and see If it loosens up again.

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...Or it could be dirty. I would still check the run out because the lubrication might mask the problem and it will just reoccur.
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