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Old 08-24-2017, 06:40 PM   #1
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Default Producing 54r extractors

I should have a prototype in about a month.

Extractors will be made of 4340 steel, hardened to C44. The original Vepr extractors are 3310 tool steel augmented with tungsten. That exotic steel isn't available, so I chose 4340 as a viable alternative.

As with all of my projects, we'll see how well they work, and how well they go over.
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Old 08-25-2017, 08:18 AM   #2
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If priced fairly, I would be interested in extractors for the vepr 308 & vepr 12. Good luck with your prototype.
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Old 08-26-2017, 07:34 AM   #3
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The 308 Vepr extractor is up next, but it'll probably be a very long time before I delve into the Vepr 12 stuff.
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Old 08-27-2017, 02:00 PM   #4
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I'd be in for some 54r if they work and meet or exceed the oem ones.
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Old 08-28-2017, 09:25 AM   #5
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I'd be in for some 54r if they work and meet or exceed the oem ones.
Glad to hear it!

I'm also glad to see you made it out of Illinois in one piece, with your sanity intact.
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Old 08-29-2017, 03:10 PM   #6
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Interested in the 54r extractors if quality and price are good...
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I'd be in for some 54r if they work and meet or exceed the oem ones.
Ditto.
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Old 08-30-2017, 05:42 PM   #8
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I picked up a couple of spares the last time Legion had them in stock. However, if the ones you make are better, count me in.
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Old 08-30-2017, 08:36 PM   #9
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I'm up for one. Thank you for this project.
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Old 08-31-2017, 01:09 AM   #10
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I should have a prototype in about a month.

Extractors will be made of 4340 steel, hardened to C44. The original Vepr extractors are 3310 tool steel augmented with tungsten. That exotic steel isn't available, so I chose 4340 as a viable alternative.

As with all of my projects, we'll see how well they work, and how well they go over.
I'm in
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Old 09-12-2017, 01:09 PM   #11
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Not quite done, but looking good so far. Fab shop says they'll have them done the first of next week. We'll see...

If you can't see the image:
http://uploads.im/IzVBU.jpg
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:39 PM   #12
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I'm down with it.
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Nice. Hoping these work out. I'd like one.
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:05 AM   #14
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Not quite done, but looking good so far. Fab shop says they'll have them done the first of next week. We'll see...

If you can't see the image:
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I suspect, once these plug through you will be getting a tall order from the folks here. Myself included!
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:11 PM   #15
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How were you able to determine the type of steel used in the extractors? Molot/Ishmash generally don't disclose that kind of stuff.
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Old 09-18-2017, 09:53 AM   #16
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How were you able to determine the type of steel used in the extractors? Molot/Ishmash generally don't disclose that kind of stuff.
I had the original extractor spectral analyzed, and received a really detailed breakdown of the (somewhat exotic) metal Russia used.
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do "we" have a guesstimate of OEM extractor failures online?
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I just made the final payment on the extractors. The fab shop sent this image to me of the extractors. They look good. Now let's see how well they work, if they fit like they're supposed to, and if they wear well and don't break. Time will tell.

I may need some testers. I'm willing to sell a few at my cost ($25.00ea) to a few testers. I'll be asking for volunteers once they arrive at my shop.
If you can't see the image in the post, go here: http://uploads.im/wskIg.jpg
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this is the glory of all his faithful people.
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Old 09-18-2017, 10:23 AM   #19
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do "we" have a guesstimate of OEM extractor failures online?
I don't. I've just read anecdotal accounts of members desperately seeking replacements because their OEM extractors had broken, or were failing to extract/wearing badly.
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:31 PM   #20
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I just made the final payment on the extractors. The fab shop sent this image to me of the extractors. They look good. Now let's see how well they work, if they fit like they're supposed to, and if they wear well and don't break. Time will tell.

I may need some testers. I'm willing to sell a few at my cost ($25.00ea) to a few testers. I'll be asking for volunteers once they arrive at my shop.
If you can't see the image in the post, go here: http://uploads.im/wskIg.jpg
They look good!

I'll be interested in some when they become available.
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