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Old 01-13-2010, 12:22 PM
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I am having extraction problems with my 39-2, (have had it for 25 yrs...a police trade in).
The second or third brass, from rounds left in magazine, fails to fully extract, and is left 3/4 out of the chamber resulting in a jam.

I have removed and cleaned the extractor and extractor channel, tried a different magazine and eliminated limp wristing. Pistol is clean and lubed.

I guess at this point, I am looking for suggestions before I start thowing parts at it. In the time that I have had it, I have not replaced any parts.

Thanks for any help or suggestions. Krautski

(The empty brass free from the extractor at the time of the jam)

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This was a common problem with early 39-2s. The standard fix was replacement of the extractor and spring with the "improved" version. Check with S&W to see if they have the proper replacement as the 39-2 may be obsolete as far as parts availability.

I'm assuming you already checked the chamber for flaws and tried different ammo. Eliminate the variables before replacing parts.
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Could be as simple as a new extractor spring. MY original 5906 I bought in 1989 started to give me extractor bounce, which induced an in-line stovepipe type stoppage, after like 25,000 rounds through the gun.
Call to S&W, new extractor spring in the mail, problem solved.

If it needs a new extractor it will have to be fitted (or send it back to S&W), which means you need to find someone with the gauges to do so, I still have my set, but around here I'm the only guy I know that does.
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Thank you both, for the info.
The extractor is available but a restricted part. I'm going to replace the extractor spring and see what happens.
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