Walther P22 FTF w/ Picture

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Roastie, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Roastie

    Roastie New Member

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    Hello, any help on this would be awesome.

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    Sorry it's a bit blurry but you get the gist of it.

    This happens all the time, even when first chambering! Randomly when shooting as well almost every single shot.

    Ammo is Winchester 22lr HollowPoints. Is getting worse as time goes on for some reason.

    The gun is well maintained and I only shoot it from clean. I want to use it as a "starter" gun for my friends and family but it needs to be alot more reliable!

    I did some searching and there were issues with earlier models of this weapon and the magazine but this mag and gun do not fall within the date/serial range.

    Thanks for your expert help in advance.

    PS: I did try to give the feed ramp a good polish this last time and it still jams on chambering and thus I assume firing as well.

    When it jams you need to rip out the mag and rack, the bullet then falls out and does not get ejected.
     
  2. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Is there enough meat to the ramp area for you to lower it a little? Have you tried other flavors of ammo?
     

  3. Roastie

    Roastie New Member

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    Should be getting some new ammo to try this weekend.

    Need to pick up a dremel!

    I will try it out and see what happens, stinks that a NIB gun would end up needing mods to even operate. (I guess that's why my CCW is a SIG, haha.)
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    My experience with pistols is mostly 1911s. I know with them a lowered feed ramp helps them feed a wider variety of ammo.

    I also know that in the several .22LR rifles that I've used a different brand of ammo usually helps clear up feeding problems.
     
  5. truevil1313

    truevil1313 New Member

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    I had a P-22 for a while, i always ran CCI stingers through it, and never had a problem. Start with different ammo.
     
  6. sgtdeath66

    sgtdeath66 New Member

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    yes try cci, i had an old american standard 22lr that was very picky on what it would eat i tryd everything from winchester to remington then decided to stop buying 500 round boxes and tryd the cci's. even though for the price of 500 rounds i only got 100 but since then she ate'em up like a pig. i would recommend the maxi mags from cci. hope this helps
     
  7. Roastie

    Roastie New Member

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    Update:

    I decided that I would hold off on ordering the CCI Minis due to the price of the ammo. (Figured I would just keep working up until I found ammo that would work.)

    Went to Wal-Mart and grabbed a box of Federal 22LR. (550 Pack, cheapo stuff.)

    Took the gun out and had not 1 FTF issue. Must of been the Winchester ammo just didn't agree! (Was shooting while the first snowfall came, brrr!)

    Wanted to update the thread in the event someone else stumbles across the same issue. Also, thanks to all that posted thoughts and ideas, spot on!
     
  8. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    That cheap Federal tends to run pretty well in everything that I've run it through.
     
  9. gorknoids

    gorknoids New Member

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    Check the bolt face and extractor for damage or debris if you haven't. Could have a sliver of lead lying in there somewhere.
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2008
  10. DBox

    DBox New Member

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    I've always had good perfomance with Federal ammo and not too good with Winchester. But most of my feeding problems with both rimfire and centerfire could usually be traced back to bad magazines once the ammo was ruled out.
     
  11. epicenter411

    epicenter411 New Member

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    p22 problems

    stop using hollow points i had the same problem with my p22 as you use the remington thunderbolt ammo. The cci stingers are fun though you should buy some of those they are hot loads and fun to shoot they put a flame out the barrel in broad day light
     
  12. Southern6er

    Southern6er New Member

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    I use that same Federal in My Mossberg 44US .22LR bolt action rifle and it functions flawlessly.
     
  13. epicenter411

    epicenter411 New Member

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    P22 problems

    Use the thunder bolt 22 ammo from remington it works great but hollow points do that. The cci rounds are fun becouse they are hot loads so try those for the hell of it.