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    Posted: April 02 2010 at 2:57am
I have a Gibbs .45-70 conversion.  It shoots well  but the fired cases don't want to eject.  They extract fine but don't always flip out of the action causing blockages.  I thought it was the small screw that contacts the case rim and turns the case when extracting the fired shell.  But I changed that out and still no help. I sent it back to Gibbs and they say it's OK.  Baloney!  Could it be that the extractor is too weak and lets the case go before the nose clears the action?  Any advice appreciated.  jim
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Oh, forgot to say, SMLE action.
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Symptoms of working the bolt too slowly.
Try whipping that puppy open & see what happens.
Believe it or not the screw does nothing to extract fired cases, no matter what it is called.
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Gibbs is still in business?!?
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i dont know much of these but i think they are becoming a collectible in their own right , 
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A company has inherited the Gibbs name and is marketing smle conversions in various configurations.  Jimmileo 
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The Gibbs I borrowed required that the bolt be worked with authority in each direction for proper function.

Note the "bullet notch" in the receiver ring isn't large enough to pass an unfired .45-70, so if you want to remove a loaded round, the easiest way is to drop the magazine and let the loaded round fall out the bottom.
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