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#7064001 - 11/11/12 Ruger 10/22 failure to fire
lwh723 Offline
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Registered: 06/09/11
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Loc: NE Iowa
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.


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#7064406 - 11/11/12 Re: Ruger 10/22 failure to fire [Re: lwh723]
Redhawk1 Offline
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Sounds like you are on the right track, I would replace the guide spring.
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#7066576 - 11/12/12 Re: Ruger 10/22 failure to fire [Re: Redhawk1]
MichiganScott Online   content
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Has it been detail cleaned recently? Although Redhawk1 is probably right, I'd give it a thorough de-gunking and lubing first if not already done.
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#7067795 - 11/12/12 Re: Ruger 10/22 failure to fire [Re: MichiganScott]
Lonerider Offline
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Registered: 01/29/01
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Loc: just ridin along
How do you get them bananas in the clips? Anyhoo I would quit shootin bananas in it and the problem will go away!!

Edited by Lonerider (11/12/12)

#7067828 - 11/12/12 Re: Ruger 10/22 failure to fire [Re: Lonerider]
Poodleshooter Offline
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Registered: 12/09/10
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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.

#7172503 - 12/12/12 Re: Ruger 10/22 failure to fire [Re: Poodleshooter]
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Registered: 01/28/11
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Loc: Shenandoah Valley
I need a few magazines for my .22 caliber Walther PPK/S. Any suggestions as to possible vendors?
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