First off I didn't say that HP's would jam in EVERY rifle but they do in a lot of them. The part you you are talking about is the " Cartridge Guide" and is retained by the "Cartridge Guide Spring".
As for as taking it to a smith--that is a good idea. I was a gunsmith in my working career. In fact I worked for BrowninG for 38+ years and the .22 Auto is one of the guns that I worked on and serviced. I have worked on thousands of these great little rifles over the years and I can tell you that a LOT of them DO jam with Hollow Point Ammo.
I also sit on the Board of Directors of the " Browning Collectors Association " and have found that organization to be a good source of information. I still have my connections at BrowninG and can find out just about anything I need to know but thank you for your suggestions.
Last edited by Vearl Brown; 10-22-2010 at 01:54 PM.