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Hi, All -

I've got a brand new 550 FS in 30-06. I recently noticed the extractor rod contains a slight bend or dent. I reported this to CZ, and the gunsmith there answered with the following:

"The claw extractors on 550’s and 527’s will always have some bend in them like that. It’s just how they are made and its perfectly normal on those. You have no safety issues to be concerned."

This may all be quite true and correct, but nonetheless seems a bit odd that "it's just how they are made". I've never shot the rifle, and it remains factory fresh as it was purchased brand new.

Question - are there other 550 or 527 owners out there who have this same or similar condition with their extractor? I'm very curious about this condition given the price paid for the rifle.


Thanks for any info -

Bayou

Pic of Bend/Dent in Extractor:
 

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I just checked my 527. Looks nothing like that. I think I'd be calling CZ back and demand it be corrected. They only need the bolt. I shoot primarily Mausers and never have seen an extractor bent like that.
 

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Get an email address and send them a picture.

That doesn't look right.
 

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Have seen some OLD Mausers with the extractor bent in like that. Not new ones. Recently traded off a Husqvarna that had that type of extractor and it was not bent. The one on my Ruger 77 is simiar IIRC. It is not bent either.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. Based on what I am learning here, I will re-contact CZ and demand a warranty repair on this extractor.

I will let you know what they tell me.

Bayou
 

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UPDATE:

I contacted CZ this morning, emailed the above photo of my bolt and demanded that the bent extractor rod be replaced.

The company rep did not give me any problem, and instructed me to send my bolt into the company for repair.

I will send it early next week.

All of your replies helped me fashion a position with which to approach the CZ company on this issue.

Thanks to All -

Bayou
 

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UPDATE:

I contacted CZ this morning, emailed the above photo of my bolt and demanded that the bent extractor rod be replaced.

The company rep did not give me any problem, and instructed me to send my bolt into the company for repair.

I will send it early next week.

All of your replies helped me fashion a position with which to approach the CZ company on this issue.

Thanks to All -

Bayou
I knew CZ CS would take care of you once they saw that.

Good for you!:)
 

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UPDATE-

I shipped the bolt to CZ on Saturday. I already received it back on Wednesday with a new extractor. That was fast!
 

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Fast service indeed. How's the new one look.

The new one looks good. I don't have a pic of it to post, but it's nice and straight.

I'm thinking this bent extractor issue must really be prevalent in this line of rifles. Here is a link to a Russian man who is showing his CZ 550 in .308. He has some good close-up shots of his bolt, both while the bolt is placed in the rifle and while it is removed.

See the video at frames 1:04, 4:19 and 4:55 particularly.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7_RNdHaffo[/ame]

In each of these frames, the the view of the extractor on the bolt is quite clear. And in the video, that extractor is as bent there as mine was on my rifle.

I wonder why CZ insetalls bent extractors like that? Even bent, the extractor obviously functions well, but still looks bent. In my mind, that affects value since not all of them are bent on all rifles. And in my way of thinking, if I didn't like it, the next guy might not like either - especially if I decide to sell the rifle one day in the future.

What's up with this? Anyone have any idea?
 
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