New Volquartsen Edge Extractor

Volquartsen has been manufacturing quality components since 1974 and now, almost fifty years later, they continue to grow their line on a regular basis. Next up, aftermarket extractors for the Remington 870 and 1100 lines. These edge extractors are designed for precision and reliability; if you want to give your 870 or 1100s  a literal edge, take a look at the Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractors.


From Volquartsen:

Volquartsen Custom has added another product to our growing selection of Exact Edge Extractors. This one is something out of the ordinary for us – it’s for the Remington 870 and 1100 series of shotguns.

There is a strong demand for high quality aftermarket extractors for these shotguns. We’ve had a lot of customer requests for this product – it was a natural fit with our wire EDM manufacturing capability.

· The Exact Edge Extractor is manufactured through an EDM process

· Will not lose its edge under impact, unlike inferior MIM extractors

· Features a precise hook point

· Made from A2 hardened tool steel

· Drop-in installation

· Replaces Remington factory part #16176

· Fits Remington 870 and 1100, in either 12 gauge or 20 gauge

MSRP: $24.00

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  • Chuck Deuce

    I’m intrigued by this but has there been any wide spread reports if the MIM extractors failing? I have well over 500 shells of varieing loads through my 870 with little to no issues.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      It’s just the single most popular upgrade. I broke an older machined “police” extractor in my 870, so I’m sure the MIM can fail.

      The thing is Rem has never put the MIM in the “police” models, so there is likely a reason for that.

    • Stephen

      500 rounds is hardly a milestone. 5,000 maybe, but still not really. 15,000 and I’ll consider it a valid example.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    How is this better than the machined Remington extractor?

    • Jack Burton

      This is what I’d like to know. If it’s actually more durable than the Police/Wingmaster extractors then it is welcome upgrade…though I welcome most any new firearms accessories these days that aren’t AR or Glock-centric.

    • Giolli Joker

      Theoretically speaking, they can harden to reasonably high HRC the A2 plate and then precisely cut it to shape through EDM.
      While the machined pieces are likely machined from a piece of annealed steel, maybe not hardenable.
      This being said, I doubt that the difference can be noticed by the average shooter.

    • Blake

      If it’s as good as any other Volquartsen part, it is:

      – CNC machined from tool-grade steel

      – to far better tolerances than Remington mass-production lines are capable of

      Their 10/22 parts are the best in the biz.

      • vowelmovement

        I will say that these VQ ‘exact edge’ extractors do indeed deserve their reputation…however to make the statement that their’s are the best parts in 10/22 business, and honestly mean it, seems a tad improvident

        Have you heard of Kidd?

        I would put their trigger units against a Volquartsen any day of the week. Their single stage units are $200 ($60 cheaper than VQ), have far less creep, and will break an entire half pound less than the 2lb break of a TG2000. In my experience the TG2000 is far cry even from the Kidd $105 drop in sear/hammer kit

        Kidd also has a $280 double stage trigger unit. How does 6-8oz per stage sound? I know that’s downright obscene on a ~$200 rimfire, but that gives you an idea of what they’ve done to the platform. No other 10/22 company, who manufactures triggers units, comes remotely close

        The different receivers, barrels, and other parts manufactured by both companies are another discussion entirely. I will say that the VQ barrels are stupidly priced, and are less accurate in my experience. VQ’s all-steel receiver is an interesting idea, even if somewhat obscure among the hardcore 10/22 fan-base. Both companies have strengths and weaknesses Kidd just has much better products overall

  • MarcoPolo

    41 50.

    • Blake

      you mean 41 != 50

  • Ratcraft

    Hey now, I was born in ’68 and I am not even close to 50!!!!!

  • Core

    The Remington extractor on the police models are not MIM, and I think they are hardened tool steel also. I swapped one for an MIM on my friends goose gun that was failing to extract, and it solved the problem. I would buy this right now if it’s an improvement over my 870 police extractor in my defensive shotgun.