Mini 14 won't cycle!

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by onuallain, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. onuallain

    onuallain New Member

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    Hello again, and thanks to everyone for the help on my last thread!

    Unfortunately I'm having a new problem...when I load a new magazine and work the bolt, a round chambers like normal, and fires. The empty casing ejects normally, but the bolt doesn't completely chamber the new round. Sometimes the bolt can be pushed closed and sometimes that round just has to be ejected and a new one chambered manually.

    Anyone have any ideas? Or questions for more specifics? Thanks again everyone!
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2012
  2. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had that happen on the 2nd round only on my 5 round mag with Wolf 7.62x39 in my Mini 30. No problem with the bigger mags. Clean the mag and check the spring. Other possibility is a weak load.
     

  3. onuallain

    onuallain New Member

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    Could a worn out recoil spring cause this to happen? If so I'm pretty sure that's the problem considering it still has the factory spring in it. I sure hope it isn't the magazines, because I just bought them! Haha
     
  4. TOF

    TOF New Member

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    Is the tip piece of the recoil spring assembly possibly upside down?
     
  5. hawkguy

    hawkguy Well-Known Member

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    good question! i'd be a good idea to check that out.