Jul 24, 2011 Forget the whole SHTF etc. etc. nonsense having a broken shell extractor is a good way to keep from being ripped off by a gunsmith! On one of my first few shoots with my Cetme I had failed to clean the flutes of the chamber as well as I should have new to this type of weapon don't ya know and after a coulple of magazines it ripped the base off of a shell leaving the rest in the chamber