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Old 02-24-2010, 03:58 AM   #1
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i bought this rifle used a few months ago . i wanted something in 22 mag for a long time ,when this gun came along at a great price i jumped at the chance to buy it . it was a used gun at purchase but looked to be in almost new condition . the previous owner never stated haveing any problems with it . well after i got it home and bought a decent scope and rings for it i looked forward to the first range visit . well it didn't go good . when the rifle fired ,accuracy was good but i started getting many ftf's (fail to fire). i assumed i had bought a bad batch of ammo as the cci's fired off more then the winchesters ,but i still had ftf's .so i bought another handul of bullets with poor results . well after the last encounter i figured it was time to visit the gunsmith to see if we could salvage her . he went thru the gun ,replaced the fireing pin and spring . then test fired the gun ,the brass he fired had a better hammer strike then all my spent brass . hope this is the problem , i'll update after the weekend when i'll take to the range again to check it out .

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Good luck. Let us know how it goes.

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Sounds as though you probably found the problem. I have one of those, and it's always been a great shooter, after a little trigger work when I first got it. Let us know how yours performs after the repairs.

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will do . mother nature is bringin in a foot of snow in the next 24 hours so i'll look to shoot sat . or sunday .

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Maybe- just MAYBE- previous owner liked to dry fire. Bad ju-ju for most rimfires without a snap cap of fired casing in chamber.

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Maybe- just MAYBE- previous owner liked to dry fire. Bad ju-ju for most rimfires without a snap cap of fired casing in chamber.
That would be my guess as well...

I do occasionally use plastic wall anchors as snap caps
Periodically turn 'em if doing multiple dry-fire sessions.

And YES, the old pins have a U-shape, the new ones have an O-shape, they still fit.
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well just got back from my cabin .the 925m is still haveing issues . tried to fire the gun using the poorest ammo i have . the cheaper winchester 22 dynapoint .this is the ammo i had most mis-fires with . the first round chambered did not fire .the the rest of the mag did . 1miss 6 fires . the second mag had 2 misses and 5 fires . i re-chambered the last to missfires and they both fired the second time in the gun .i'm puzzled as to what to do next .

on another note ,my 1953 winchester 62a didn't miss a beat . looks like it was in the big war but still funtions fine .

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After putting in a new spring & pin, that ain't the rifle, that's the bloody ammo.

use that ammo to plink with but don't expect much out of it.

I'd also look at where I was storing the ammo.
It needs to be a COOL, yet not Cold area that is DRY & Free of Moisture.

Humidity needs to be controlled.

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well just to update . on my next trip to my cabin i took a variety of ammo,for the 22 mag . the winchester dynapoint ammo shoot again very poorly . took 16 hammer strikes to fire 7 rounds . if a round didnt fire i spun the unfired round a few degrees and retried it . a few took multiple strikes to fire one round took 4 strikes but eventually fired . win super x , cci , federal , hornady were all 100 % good . looks like i have a bunch of win dynapoint to toss into the lake ........i wont even attempt to sell this junk .

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Good news. Ammo isn't cheap in .22mag, but it's a darn sight cheaper than a new rifle.

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