I had my pretty Krag out on fathers' day, t'was my wife's idea to go out and shoot and she cheered me on. I always punch out my guns with a wet patch of lighter fluid before firing. So my old sewer pipe 98 the extractor lifts up easily and bolt comes out OK. The little-used pretty 98 has a very stiff extractor... I got a couple of blood blisters trying to lift that son's extractor up. In fact I wound up using the smooth tip of my USN knife's can opener to lift it up. I guess I am confessing my wuss-ness... Anyone else ever do this???