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Changing Citori FROM ejector TO extractor

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by GrandpasArms, Aug 4, 2011.

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  1. GrandpasArms

    GrandpasArms Active Member

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    I have been pondering the instructions offered at the website I link above. The author states, "The only tool you would need is a #2 Phillips to remove the Forearm Bracket from the Fore Stock. The author wrote, "The only tool you would need is a #2 Phillips to remove the Forearm Bracket from the Fore Stock." I've looked repeatedly and I don't see a single Phillips screw anywhere on the gun. There are three slotted screws inside the forearm that hold the mechanism in place. I'm reluctant to remove those.

    I purchased new springs and it is supposed to be "a piece of cake" to make the exchange. I'm just not seeing how to do the spring switch. Any guidance is greatly appreciated.

    Larry
     
  2. Stl Flyn

    Stl Flyn Well-Known Member

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    The slotted screws are the ones you need to remove. You have to remove the forend wood from the iron to get at the springs. I have never seen Phillips heads on Brownings before. I have always seen slotted screws. Usually they are the THIN SLOTTED SCREWS. I bought the Browning thin slotted set from Brownell's. The only way to go without fudging them up.
     
  3. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    Newer Citori have phillips screws. The thin slotted ones of the older models can be a bear to remove. I have twisted off more than a couple of the thin slot screwdriver blades.
     
  4. GrandpasArms

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    Thanks for the great input. Yes, I have the older, thin, slotted screws. Fortunately, I have the Weaver set of blades. I removed the iron and the old springs. Used a towel around the iron and rotated the ears back. Very stiff, but the springs snapped out. I also discovered that I had to cut off about an eighth of an inch of the new springs. There was just too much spring material to fit. With needle nose pliers, I got the pins installed. After reinstalling the iron, I tested the modification. Perfection. The empty hulls no longer launch rearward. My wife will be delighted and that's the best part.

    Larry
     
  5. Rastoff

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    Interesting information. I no longer have that XT, but I do believe it had Phillips screws in the forearm. I have also worked on older Citori and Superposed guns. I have seen the slotted screws and they are very tiny slots. I have special gunsmith bits to use with them.

    I will update the topic to include this information.
     
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