GP100 Extractor Problem

GP100 Extractor Problem

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    GP100 Extractor Problem

    My Wiley Clapp model GP100 has an extractor problem: it will "freeze up" and won't push forward to eject spent cartridges. I have never had this happen before on any revolver and can't figure out why it's happening. Any help out there? Thanks in advance.
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    It could be bent or dirty, can you post pictures?
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    Sorry, no pics, but it's clean and sure looks straight to me. However, it does look like the ejector can be puled back as far as possible and seem to detach from a little piece of metal towards the cylinder. Got me puzzled.
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    Any pic's will help identify the problem.
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    My money is on bent. Call Ruger and talk to their customer service folks. Good Luck and let us know what happens.
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    Good advice so far. Yah, we need pics.
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    Are you sure it is not just bulged cases that make it hard to extract them?
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    The cartridges are all top grade... Hornady, etc. But I do have a hard time getting cartridges in a few of the cylinder "slots'; have to force them in a little bit. Sorry about pics; can't quite get my computer--- or my brain--- to cooperate. Going to my local gun guy tomorrow. Thanks for all the comments. This GP100 was new last May.
    P.S. it's not that they are hard to extract; the ejector rod won't move!
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    Sounds like the cylinders are outside of specs. - i.e. too tight. I'd contact Ruger CS and they will take care of it.
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    Are the cylinders clean? It sounds like you might have fouling in your cylinders if a .357 want slide in easily but a .38 will
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    Actually, the 357's go into the cylinder rather easily: it's the 38 + P's that are hard to seat in the cylinder. Also, I just ejected several cylinders worth of 357's and there was no ejection problem--- I just don't get it. To top it off, Ruger CS has a recording telling folks to try later as they are having a high volume of CS requests!
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    Try a different brand of .38's

    I am at a loss if .357's will eject but .38's won't that rules out the two most common causes
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    Another P.S.--- the 38 + P's are American Eagle. Would that make a difference? Thanks again.
    Actually, the 357's don't have to be ejected; they simply fall out when the barrel is upside down!
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    Cases might be bulging or out of spec, if it is only happening with one brand of ammo I would suspect that you got a bad lot. Try a different brand and see if it happens
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    pgrass101: I'll give it a try and see what happens. I got the American Eagle's at my local range. Thanks all.
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