my maadi will fire two or three rounds when i pull the trigger, then sometimes, i have to pull the charging handle to eject a round that did not fire. it will have a mark where the firing pin hit the primer but did not fire the round. this is very frustrating. can someone tell me what is wrong and what can i do to fix it.
How long has it been since it was cleaned? The multiples sound like a firing pin jammed forward that results in slam-fires, and light strikes could very easily be caused by the same thing, junk and goo build-up.That would by my first step. Next problem could be spring problems in the FCG, specifically with the disconnector. Might need a replacement.
i tried cleaning thoroughly and it still does it, as far as the rest of what you said, can you break it down a little im not very familiar with the terms and stuff you guys use. sorry.
Try reposting this in the "Build it Yourself" section. It will get a lot more traffic, and people that have torn theirs down all the way will be able to give better feedback, and probably some pictures too. Just explain that you've given it a good cleaning, and it is still not behaving. They will have some great ideas.
thank you for the idea
My MAADI did the same thing, which is why I was able to pick it up for $320 including 300rds of ammo. The problem was the front hook (? sear) was too short. This would allow the hammer to follow the bolt and it would double and triple at times, leaving a cartridge in the chamber with the hammer forward. This cartridge would be unfired and would have a small firing pin imprint. Comparing this trigger group with the group in my WASR showed the front hook to be too short, front to back. Replacing the trigger group solved the problem.
If you do not want to replace the trigger group the follow these steps:
Your problem is a trigger group, as described previously. But it is not the front hook. It is disconnector.
Here is how your AK trigger group works.
Imagine the gun in a loaded state.
1. Your hammer is held in position by your sear (trigger, and front hook).
2. You fire the rifle by pressing the trigger (releasing the sear).
3. Hammer strikes the bolt and fire rounds.
4. Bolt carrier goes back.
A. Your finger is still on the trigger, and disconnector is in forward position and it supposed to catch the hammer.
B. Your finger already released the trigger and trigger catches the hammer.
If choice A then what is supposed to happen is when you actually release the trigger, the hammer has to jump up from disconnector to sear. Your problem starts here, your hammer is not being held by disconnector, so it follows the bolt carrier to home position and strikes the next round.
What you have to do is witness this problem multiple times on an unloaded gun, which is done by pressing and releasing your trigger slowly. If you do it correctly you will witness that at some position of the trigger, there is a SWEET spot. SWEET spot is a position of the trigger in which the disconnector isn't forward enough to can't the hammer, and the trigger isn't rear enough to catch it either (this may not occur while playing with the gun normally, it might only occur if you press the trigger slowly enough to catch that SWEET spot).
To fix this trigger group you must first witness it on your own gun, to know which part to file. Then you most likely will have to:
a. file the bottom of the forward leg of the disconnector to make it look more forward
b. file the bottom nose of the disconnector to make the nose higher.