nope, no special tricks, just a ball and spring holding it in. Slide whats left of the old one out and slide the new one in. Of course when mine broke, it all came out naturally.dmsbandit said:I broke my extractor on my 284 this weekend, so now I'm out of action until the new ones arrive. I got 2 on warrenty, and bought 2 others for spares.
I would like to know if there is any special trick to installing the new ones. They look like you just press,tap them in. It looks like you just place it on the outside edge of the bolt body, and tap them towards the center face.