When you fire a Remington 870/1100, or any other type of shotgun, you will see the shells fall out of the chamber onto the ground. The part of the shotgun that removes shell after it is fired is called the extractor. Once you cycle the action of the gun, the shell is removed from the firing chamber. It is important to have a durable extractor if you use your shotgun a lot. Most Remington 870/1100 shotgun models come with a metal injection molded extractor which is good for standard use only. But if you are someone who goes shooting a lot then you will want a solid steel extractor in your shotgun instead. These extractors are typically found in Remington 870 Police models since law enforcement officials tend to shoot shotguns more often than civilians. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t install a solid steel extractor into your Remington 870 to make it more reliable.
After long tests, I can tell you that Volquartsen Remington 870/1100 Exact Edge Extractor is a very good alternative to Remington 870 non-MIM extractor.
Bought new Volquartsen Remington 870 exact edge extractor to test it and see if it’s as good as non-MIM extractor.
It looks as very good and reliable product. But it will take some time and hundreds of rounds to test and see if it will withstand a heavy use. Volquartsen Remington 870 Exact Edge Extractor looks like very good aftermarket extractor, I really like all edges are polished compared to Remington extractor.
Modification of the Remington 870 Extractor for Better Extraction of Fired Shells
This post is about small but very useful modification of the Remington 870 extractor hook. Radiusing of the extractor hook allows to have a better contact with a body of a shell. Thanks to Eros from Italy for the photos and information.
This modification of the Remington 870 extractor ensures reliable extraction of the fired shells.
The radiused extractor will give you a better extraction. Put on the flat surface of the extractor a little radius so it will contact more surface of the shell’s body.
Remington 3 Pound Competition Sear Spring and Non-MIM Extractor
Here are two more updates from J.R.:
I installed a Remington competition sear spring and non MIM extractor. The Remington 3 pound competition sear spring has quite a noticeable difference on trigger pull and the non MIM extractor is a must since my factory extractor was in very poor condition from break in. Be careful when removing and installing the extractor because the plunger & spring will go flying.
J.R., thanks again for sharing information about Remington upgrades with us! I will post information about other shotgun upgrades tomorrow.
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