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New 06:11
G'morning all.
New 06:22
New 06:47
New 07:27
About to head to the range with the old Walther P-38 that is likely older than I am.
New 07:36
Good morning everyone!
New 07:37
Have fun with that P-38
New 10:10
No fun at all. Sucker simply a series of feed issues. Shot less than one mag full before giving up. Tore it down again when I got home but really can't see any obvious problems.
New 10:10
I think I have some 9mm dummy rounds and if I can find them will give it some work.
New 10:18
feed issues are usually due to charge/powder?
New 11:11
Sorry to hear that you had feed problems. What type of ammo was it?
New 11:12
Sorry to hear that. What type of ammo was it? Factory or reloads?
New 12:37
if not powder, maybe case expansion not properly sealing i.e headspace?
New 12:37
probably powder/charge though
New 12:48
goes without saying mr. jar the mechanisms are all cleaned and lubricated, right?
New 13:52
hmm, gunpowder issue? how about bat droppings? (was mentioned by Alice Cooper just a few moments ago on the radio)
New 13:58
all cleaned and lubed, factory ammo, three different magazines, the ammo also works in other 9mm Luger handguns.
New 14:01
issue was twofold; some double feeds, several no feeds at all; none were firing errors so powder simply not involved. Gun was made in fairly early 1941 (AC41 model with low three digit serial number)
New 14:04
one magazine was original war product and two others were aftermarket recently made.
New 14:05
kinda recent; made about 15 years ago IIRC.
New 15:10
Mark the magazines, see which ones are working. Magazine springs could be weak, I would replace those that are not working. It’s not an ammo issue as it works in the other handguns.
New 15:47
all three had issues. The original was a douple feed and the two aftermarket had failure to feed.
New 15:47
yup, likely mag issue
New 15:48
but for now a low priority
New 15:49
New 19:21
Were the issues on the second round, every round or was it random in the stack?
New 19:22
All the same ammo? If so, try a different brand.
New 20:36
My Sailor 1911 sometimes jams on hollow point ink. Does okay with FMJ ink though