AR 7 will not cycle a round

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by bulljack, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. bulljack

    bulljack New Member

    I'm a new kid on the block (an old new kid). I recently bought a
    Armalite AR 7. I replaced the action springs and action guide. All
    other parts appears to be ok. The problelm is that after the first shot,
    it will not cycle another round in the chamber for firing. I've tried four
    different types of .22 ammo, one being CCI mini mags, which should
    be enough to cycle it. I would appreciate any ideas as to the probable
    cause and fix.


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  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock Active Member

    Can you give a better description of how it "isn't working"? Is the fired case staying in the chamber? Does it extract and eject by hand power? Etc...

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    New, Used? I am assuming it is used. All .22 rimfires have a propensity to get dirty, quickly. The nature of the ammo design. In my experience, most problems are solved with a good thorough deep cleaning and proper lubrication. Dental pics are your best friend. Scraping out the crud from the crevasses will help.
  4. misterc01

    misterc01 Guest

    AR-7 Will not cycle a round

    Make sure it is clean

    Mine and most others who have one find the AR-7 seems to like CCI Mini Mags.

    The problem may be the famous "sharp ledge" at the feed. You can find several references on line about how to chamfer the feed to a 45 degree angle to ease feeding.

    If nothing else, the chamfering seems to be the cure - but one has to be very careful and conservative when doing it or it will throw off the accuracy.

    I would suspect yours is a Charter Arms version.

    Good luck!