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    L39 Ejector Screw

    My L39 seems to be a bit poor at ejecting empty cases. With the ejector screw being the forward attachment for the PH5C sight, should it have a slightly longer screw fitted? Feed from the 7.62 magazine and extraction are fine, but it rarely clears the rifle on ejection. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Will not make any difference , The L39 was a single loader or if fitted with a Enfield 308 mag. the ejector was part of the Mag, body. If you have a Sterling mag. body it did not have the ejector built into the magazine. The Sterling conversion relies on a auxiliary ejector screwed to side of the action . The fired round will clear the action better if you work the bolt to the rear smartly not slowly .
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    A new extractor spring will also help.

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    The rifle has the 308 magazine fitted and i think i may already have a replacement extractor. Thanks for the advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin266 View Post
    The rifle has the 308 magazine fitted and i think i may already have a replacement extractor. Thanks for the advice.
    But - is it an Enfield magazine or a Stirling magazine ?

    As stated above - it will only eject correctly with the Enfield magazine, the Stirling magazine does not have the built-in ejector and requires an 'accessory' to be mounted on the action.

    This L39 / L42 Parts manual may be of interest.
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    Feeble ejection is often a function of a weak extractor spring.


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