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    You may be confusing the extractor spring for the SMLE with the one for the No.4. They ARE distinctly different and as you describe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Dickicon View Post
    You may be confusing the extractor spring for the SMLE with the one for the No.4. They ARE distinctly different and as you describe.
    Brian, I have indeed completely misread the first post, apologies to all.
    I can't even blame drink on this one!
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    That was my guess too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunray View Post
    The extractor and its spring have nothing to do with ejection. The extractor spring is there to return the extractor to its 'start' position after the case head is under the extractor and after ejection. It doesn't power ejection though.
    "...Spring has seen better days..." Maybe, maybe not. $10.80US for a new repro($15.70 for a brand new one. $13.50 for a used unknown condition one.) at Gunparts.
    "...long enough to hit the ejector screw..." OAL length doesn't matter. Case length does.
    "...it's not ejecting spent cases..." It's most likely that you're not operating the bolt with enough, um, vigor.
    Oh and the only difference between a Mk I/Mk I* and a Mk II is where the trigger connects to the receiver.
    Thats weird because when i ended up replacing the spring for the claw it works just as it did when i bought it... Like new... Even with little to no vigor. Thanks anyways. Oh and about the spring seeing better days... It had no spring to it, i could literally push both ends together with minimal effort. Case length does matter... A fully intact cartridge doesnt start to fully eject until it hits the ejector screw in the back of the receiver... Atleast thats from my understanding. Please correct me if im wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Dickicon View Post
    You may be confusing the extractor spring for the SMLE with the one for the No.4. They ARE distinctly different and as you describe.
    I own a smle and no4 mk2. There is a distinctive difference between the two springs. Thanks Brian for you assistance, i very much appreciated it. I ended up getting two NOS springs for $10 total.

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