My mom's old Jennings J-22, and my Charter Arms AR-7. Could not get either one to cycle properly for the longest time. I wound up cleaning both, adjusting the magazine lips, and beveling the chamber on both to make them work right. Neither one is a tack driver, but at least both are now reliable. The only reason I keep the J 22 is that it belonged to my mother, and she passe away 10 years ago in July. It is one of the few things I have left to remember her by, that little better than unarmed pistol. The AR 7 is one that my wife has adopted, and the last time I fired it was over 2 years ago. Sure, I fix the FTF and FTE issues, and the only time I have fired it since was when I tested it out at the range.
If I have to explain why I ride, you wouldn't understand. Explaining sex to an alien would be easier than explaining the feeling, one that boils all that is going on in your life down to what really matters each time you are in The Wind. All I can say is, Life is not Life without it.