We’ve all heard it before – looks can be deceiving. It is a phrase that is true enough and can be applied to just about any subject, situation or circumstance. Take the mosquito for example – you know the tiny little pests that will succumb to even the lightest swat? They don’t look like much do they? After all, human beings are exponentially larger, so why pay any mind to the little insects. I will tell you why. Looks can be deceiving. The mosquito is responsible for more annual deaths worldwide than any other insect and is thought, by many, to be among the world’s most dangerous animals. It is true. Mosquitoes act as vectors, or carriers, for a host of disease-causing viruses and parasites without being affected themselves. Some of the viruses and parasites mosquitoes carry include: yellow fever, dengue fever, malaria, lymphatic filariasis and West Nile virus. Mosquitoes transmit diseases to over 700 million people annually, resulting in over 2 million deaths. They may be tiny, but they are deadly.
When I first laid eyes on one of our original Heckler & Koch G3 extractor springs, my first thought was, “That is definitely not a spring.” However, just like with mosquitoes, looks can be deceiving. Though the G3 extractor spring may not look like a spring, it is. In fact, conduct a quick Internet search to see what other kinds of whacky devices are considered springs. The G3 extractor spring can be found in the receiver as part of the bolt assembly. The purpose of the extractor spring is to hold the extractor under tension, which allows the extractor to remove spent cases from the chamber after each discharge. Because the extractor spring is constantly under tension, it is one of the G3 parts that most often require replacement.
Today, Keepshooting.com is offering you a 2-pack of G3 extractor springs for the low price of $1.95. That’s cheaper than what other retailers will charge for a single spring.
G3 Extractor Spring 2-pack
The G3 extractor spring, though quite deceiving, is actually a spring located in the receiver as part of the bolt assembly. By providing spring tension on the extractor, the spring allows the extractor to catch spent cases as it travels rearward after discharges. It is an original factory part made in Germany by HK.
Spare parts are an important consideration when it comes to firearms. Like any machine, firearms rely on a series of parts to function properly, including springs. If a part breaks or fails, a repair or replacement is necessary.
It is also important to consider availability. At this time, Keepshooting.com has a wealth of authentic, original factory parts from HK for the G3/HK91/PTR91. Not only are they readily available, but also they are cheap. Now is the time to take advantage.