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My K98k bolt, sans extractor, is still stuck because I rotated the collar too far to the right ( beyond 3 O'clock) so that the ears (where the gap is) went out of view. So far no amount of probing with a thin wire has been successful in grasping or hooking any part of that collar so as to allow me to have a second chance at aligning the ears to a proper groove. I cannot SEE the ears anymore. Any ideas as to how to rotate the collar counterclockwise (looking into receiver toward the front sight)? There is nothing to push with a wire. I might be able to nick the collar to get a pushing point, but I'd ruin it. Last night I ordered a used original collar as a replacement. To remove the bolt does the extractor collar have to be straight up (high noon) or 90 degrees to the right? Mine seems to be > 90 degrees.