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Old 10-26-2013, 07:09 PM   #1
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Default Malfunctioning firearms

Was going threw old pictures today and found this (below) Springfield Champion GI. Man this was my first 1911 and I loved it, the look the feel the balance everything about it. To make a long story short I ended up getting rid of it within two weeks of purchase because no matter what I did I could not get the gun to run through 1 mag with some sort of malfunction, Everything from tuning to mag swaps did not fix the host of problems the gun had.
This also brings to mind my Taurus PT 111. I loved the gun but could not get it to work. So without flames lets hear some firearms you loved to hate.

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My Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II. Out of the 8 months I owned it Kimber repair and UPS had it for 6 of them. It started life not stripping the last round from the magazine. Back to Kimber it went. It came back in a ZipLoc bag dripping oil and still wouldn't strip the last round. In addition to that it failed to eject at least two out of every 8 rounds. Back to Kimber it went. It came back dripping oil into another ZipLoc bag, and it was not shootable. They stripped the grip screw holes on the left side. I fired it once and it pinched the crap out of me. Back to the dealer it went and Kimber authorized a refund check. It was a nice looking gun, but it was my last Kimber ever.

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The only real lemon I have ever had is a 1907 Dreyse. It doesn't help that you can not get magazines or extractors for it.......

I have fooled with this one for years to try to make it work right and have about given up.

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The only real lemon I have ever had is a 1907 Dreyse. It doesn't help that you can not get magazines or extractors for it.......

I have fooled with this one for years to try to make it work right and have about given up.
Here is a few parts for it. They have mags on page 2, but they are not cheap. Have you looked for interchangeable parts for your extractor?

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/Dreyse-33213/1907-36066.htm
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Issued M 16, July 83, jammed a lot
Issued M203, September 83, jammed a lot
Several other M16's during my 9 years of service were real pigs. To date, I have an aversion to anything that resembles an M16.

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Issued M 16, July 83, jammed a lot
Issued M203, September 83, jammed a lot
Several other M16's during my 9 years of service were real pigs. To date, I have an aversion to anything that resembles an M16.
Thanks a whole bunch. I spent over 40 years trying to forget mine. I will say that 16 was more reliable than my one and only Kimber, but not by much.
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Default Winchester 1400 20 ga.

Early 70s I started with a Winchester 1400 20 ga. semi auto shotgun.

Everytime you shot a round,the shotgun would eject a live round out the bottom ??? Sure could make a duck hunter a hater in a hurry with those live rounds plopping down in the water out of the boat?.

After the first trip out that shotgun went back to Wally World and traded for a Remington 1100 20 ga.

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For me it was an enfield. Didn't matter what I did to it, the damn thing would not eject after firing. I reworked the extractor, polished the chamber, everything I could think of. It didn't matter. Take a shot, knock the casing out with a dowel.
Glad I only paid $100 for that damn thing.

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Savage model 40, single shot .22 hornet. There is a cheap piece of sheet metal that supports the cartridge before chambering that gets bent by trying to chamber a round. I've replaced it several times, and sent it back to savage twice with my $ for postage. It's currently not bent, but I insert the round by hand now, or at least start it into the chamber.

The problem was the chamber was pointed, causing the brass to hang up and scrape against the Sharp edge. It's kind of like shoving the cartridge into the end of a funnel. I read they changed the design shortly after they realized these were crap.

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Don't know that I would call it a Lemon, but my G22. (I'm gonna get it now )

It never has been more than pie plate accurate at 10yds.
Early on it had some issues with FTF's and FTE's, but that has seemed to work itself out.

Ohh and the trigger is HORRIBLE!! About 7lbs, and it feels like I'm squeezing it through a sponge.

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