Pin or hammer problem

Discussion in 'Mini-14 Forum' started by BrokenArsenal, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. BrokenArsenal

    BrokenArsenal New Member

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    So I took my mini out on the range a few weeks ago and discovered a new problem. When I feed from the mag it's 100% reliable, but feed from the breach and 99% of the time it malfunctions with a light pin strike. Getting some emery cloth tomorrow and going to work out the machining imperfections, but other than that I don't know what to do
     
  2. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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    why would you feed from the breech?
     

  3. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    New gun? I would fire more shots from the mag. Is it a SS model? Sometimes the SS feels rough, I polish the action with a rubbing compound to smooth out and makes for reliable shooting sessions.
     
  4. Txquail

    Txquail New Member

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    You can disassemble the bolt (see youtube gundoc's vid). Clean the inside of the bolt and firing pin. You can have brass shavings or junk in the bolt that will not allow the pin to float freely.

    Do not put oil inside the bolt or the pin
     
  5. BrokenArsenal

    BrokenArsenal New Member

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    Did that when I first moved down to Virginia like a month ago