I've got my grandpa's 10/22 over for diagnosis. Bolt appears to bounce open slightly after being released, and then when the trigger is pulled, the round doesn't go off.
If I push the bolt forward (it's a very small amount) then it will fire.
I've given it a thorough cleaning. I'm wondering if the guide spring needs replaced? It's just a plinking gun that's seen about 2 decades of grand kids (yours truly included) ripping off countless banana clips.
Thought I would check here before I start shotgunning parts replacement.
I recently replaced my 10/22's guide spring (actually the entire handle assembly since it was the same price) after similar FTFs as well as poor accuracy from a weak lockup that sounds similar to what you're experiencing. About the only other things that can cause this are an extractor dragging on the barrel, or lead/carbon built up in the chamber.