Help please!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by elglockeroloko30, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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    Rescently purshased a CETME rifle ( used), took it to the range for the second time today with a new magazines because on the first day i had some trouble and the gunsmith at the range told me it was most probably due to a bad magazine. Turns out the gusmith was right, just one problem.... Im at home, and one idea comes to my mind. At the range i tested the magazine just with 5 and 10 rounds each time. Let me see how it works with all 20 rounds. So i load the magazine, go to my back yard and load one round in the chamber. Perfect, just one problem: now i cannot take it out. Seems that after you load one in the chamber the only way to get it out is by shooting it? Anyone with experience with this rifle who can help me out ?
     
  2. rackerly04

    rackerly04 New Member

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    What's it doing exactly when you try to eject the round
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I know of no military rifle that can only be unloaded by firing ( except muzzleloaders). Place on safe, remove mag, pull cocking handle to rear to eject chambered cartridge.

    If you do not have owner's manual, here is a short one.

    http://www.centuryarms.com/manuals/cetme501.pdf

    If your rifle is a .762 NATO, do not shoot .308 Winchester in it.
     
  4. BodySnatcher

    BodySnatcher New Member

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    Did you hand load the round into the chamber, then insert a full magazine? If you did, there's your problem. Take two rounds out of your magazine and cycle the weapon.

    FYI this is one reason why most guys in the field load up their mags a cartridge or two short, some firearms will not cycle with one in the chamber and a full magazine.
     
  5. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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    I cannot pull the cocking handle, like it is locked!
     
  6. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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    I loaded the magazine, then inserted the magazine in, then loaded the round the way it's supposed to be done. Then Pulled out the magazine, tried to unload by pulling the handle but it is loked!
     
  7. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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    Thanks for the manual, but it seems like for some reasson the lever is locked, it will not pull back with the round in the chamber!
     
  8. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Is the safety on or off?
     
  9. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    I cannot cock back the slide on my Phoenix HP22 if there is no magazine and if the pistol is on safe.
    Your gun may have the safe safety features.
     
  10. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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    Mine needs to be on fire position with or without magazine. But for some reason it got locked...
     
  11. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    The Rollers are locked because the extractor is engaging the cartridge rim. You can open it. Then you need to clean the bolt completely, as in disassemble. Remember, your bolt is cocked. Take it outside and while hitting the butt on concrete, also apply pressure the the charging handle. Don't be shy about smacking it. keep head away from muzzle just in case. Your problem is a filthy bolt.
     
  12. elglockeroloko30

    elglockeroloko30 New Member

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    Thanks to all of you! Brute force did the trick, now a good cleaning and try again...