Originally Posted by Apdl
I am not talking about the solution I am referring to the preexisting condition
before welding and cutting will it lead to accelerated aging on the extractor, and can it be resolved by replacing the extractor?
It really depends, the extractor should last longer than most folks will ever need as is, but as with anything that is mass produced, you will have a certain amount of premature failures.
There is a lot of variance in these things, but if you can remove the magazine and fire a round and have it land consistently in the same spot, you most likely have one that is good enough to last a long time. If it falls out of the bottom of the magazine, it can be improved.