info needed for Sterling 302 22 pistol

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Shelby, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Shelby

    Shelby New Member

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    Hey, just signed in at Firearms talk after reading old forums about the Sterling 302 22. a few members had info on breakdown and cleaning, even a diagram, could you contact me and let me know if you still have info?. I bought this gun a few years back and only fired it a couple of times then. Recently I fired it and the empty cartridge jams instead of a clean exit. Anyone else have this problem? Also, isn`t this gun suppose to keep firing after the first round is entered into the chamber? Mine doesn`t. Any help would be greatful.
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Here is a copy of the owner's manual, coutesy of Steve's Pages-

    http://stevespages.com/pdf/sterling_302.pdf

    With .22s, start with the basics- dirty, poor lube, bad ammo. Clean pistol, LIGHT lube, use some good quality ammo (CCI is about as good as you will find).

    If THAT does not fix the problem get a smith to check the gun. Could be as simple as warped lips on a magazine, or mouth of chamber dinged by dry fire.

    And as said, the Sterling is generally not considered the benchmark of ultra-high quality.
     
  4. Shelby

    Shelby New Member

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    Thanks

    Really appreciate both of your info, you`ve been very helpful. "better than a stick" - I like that! I`ve also heard, you have a good paper weight or door stop.