Jimenez Slide scarring

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Sam78, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Sam78

    Sam78 New Member

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    I just purchased a Jimenez JA Nine. After 50 rounds, I came home and took the slide off to clean the gun and noticed some scarring on the slide near the firing pin. I have not been able to talk to a person at Jimenez so I was wondering if anyone could help me. I do not know if this is normal of not. I have attached pictures i took of it. Thank you all in advance
     

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  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Im no expert... But that would scare the crap out of me. I would'nt shoot that until I spoke to someone at Jimenez, heck I still wouldn't shoot it even then.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Look at the hood area of the barrel.
    Or if you can post pics of the barrel where the casing goes in.
     
  4. Sam78

    Sam78 New Member

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    Dumb question, where is the hood area of the barrel?
     
  5. Sam78

    Sam78 New Member

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    Here are some more pics at different angles
     

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  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Breach area of the barrel (where the ammo enters the chamber). Top side.
    run a finger nail cross ways on the edge.
    Feel burrs?
    If so, that is causing the scratches. Emory cloth should fix it.

    Cause could be manufacturing or sand.
     
  7. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    A friend of mine bought one of those in .380. After picking up a G22 he went to a pawn shop to seal the .380 the guy gave him $100 for it. He said the only reason he was buying it was so nobody got hurt with it and that is the minimum they can give for a gun.

    I also heard of a guy trying to shoot some turtles in a pond with one. He keep having problems so he took it to a gun smith and asked if there was anything he could do to fix it. The gun smith looked at it then said "take it back to the pond and throw it". The guy said he did and he thanks he hit one of the turtles.
     
  8. nukinfuts29

    nukinfuts29 New Member

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    They are junk and they are unsafe
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Guys, understand that these are not the top of the line quality handguns we like.

    But the OP had a reason to purchase it. Please don't belittle his decision.
     
  10. triggerjob

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    That's probly not a gun one would want to shoot a whole lot. It would be ok for occasioanl shooting or to keep in your tackle box, but the metal on that gun, and for that matter on most lower priced guns tends to be very soft.

    If you want a gun that you can shoot alot , you would be better off buying a used "name brand gun", you can pick up ugly ex police guns about half price, they may be ugly from holster wear, but they are not usually shot very much.

    You might even try some commie block surplus handguns, you can shoot the hell outa them, they have odball caliburs, but they are usually excellent metal.
     
  11. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    Even a hi point would be ok. After all it dose have a life time warranty and it's about the same price as the gun the OP has.
     
  12. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Jeeze- The OP wants "real" advice on the gun he bought & your trying to sell him on hipoint :confused:
     
  13. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    ^^THIS^^

    For all we know this OP is new to guns and shooting. Just answer his question honestly without belittling his purchase. Quality, good or bad will show itself and new shooter will figure it out so stop looking down at his choice.

    OP, the previous post advice to check the barrel hood is correct. Your guns manufacturer is not really known for precision machining so even if it's new, burrs would not surprise me. Let us know what you find and if Jiminez responds to your inquiries. Good Luck and shoot safely.

    Tack
     
  14. lbwar15

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    I'm just saying. It would most likely be best to seal it and throw in an extra $50 to get one a little better with a warranty. Bc to be honest that or something elts will probably happen agin. If I was new to guns I would won't someone to tell me what is going on.


    But I know what you mean
     
  15. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Well said-
     
  16. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Were the first 50 rounds those russian steel cases maybe:confused:
     
  17. Sam78

    Sam78 New Member

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    First 50 were brass next 100 Tulammo steel cases
     
  18. gollygee

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    Polishing the barrel hood, as suggested, may stop it from getting worse. I don't know if the Tulla ammo is the cause of it, but from user reports I've heard about that brand, I'd suggest you stay away from it. Every problem you can think of, from misfires to squibs, have been seen. Of course, also see reviews that some folks get good service & like it, so maybe inconsistancy or unreliability may be the best way to describe it.
     
  19. Chainfire

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    I couldn't tell, for sure, from the pics, but it looks like the brass on the rounds was just harder than the finish on the gun.
     
  20. Zodiac131911

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    When the gun heats up the slide gets soft the ejecting shell could do the damage you seen. I bought a 22 for my bout and it did the same thing.