Originally Posted by willshoum
Yea buddy, got a look at one of these at the pawn shop. They want $80 for it. The guy at the counter told me he didnt know if it would shoot or not. If it's still there in september the price drops to $40, I'll go back and hopefully its still there.......
Those are the kind I LOVE to get my hands on...
Ok, cute trick, take a Wall Anchor that'll fit into a .22lr chamber with ya...leaving the rim hanging out like a 22 round.
stick it in, rack the bolt, and pull the trigger...if it leaves a mark in the anchor's rim, it'll fire.
Oh, after the click, look to see if the bolt is all the way forwards...if its slightly out of battery (not closed)
that means the extractor holes on each side of the barrel are dirty & clogged with gunk...clean 'em out and it'll work fine
Chances are, the Ejector is misaligned as well...no big deal there either...lemme know, I'll point you in the right direction there...
all ya need is a Nickel to see if the Ejector is aligned properly...one nickel width high & pointed inwards the same
I'd offer him $50 and see if he feels froggy...then go to $60 if ya have to, and say that's it...
I'm at the point where instead of smiling when I see a dirty one with the above problems...I grimace and grunt...
usually also say "Dang this thang is dirty...think it'll even shoot?"
Fortunately I know what to look for and can spot the usual easy-repair suspects pretty fast...so then The Hagglin begins