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Posted: 8/20/2005 9:51:25 PM EDT
Of course not my Bushmaster.. What silly thought is that... No I was recently given a Mini-14 long story short from a friend of the family.. It was made in 1997 Stainless with synthetic stock and came with 2 mags, both Precision Mag one 20 and one 30 round. Nice looking gun. So when I got it I did a good cleaning and took it in the back yard to play.. Well jams without fail sometime goes 3 shots sometimes 15 shots but will jam somewhere between there. So thinking maybe it does not like those mags I ordered 2 Mason 30 round and 2 Ruger 20 round LEO mags, still jams, no matter the ammo as well. I have put various 223 Winchester JHP, 5.56 Winchester FMJ, 223 Hornady TAP, 223 Federal JHP, and my favorite 5.56 Lake City FMJ, still no matter Jam Jam, and have cleaned it a few times in there... The jam is with the extraction on the spent case, it does not make it all the way out before the bolt closes and starts to push the next cartridge in.. Anyone know why..

Thanks for the help..

Terry

Link Posted: 8/20/2005 11:27:22 PM EDT
Could be the ejector. If the mini really is a scaled down clone of the M1A, then that's where I'd place my bets.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 11:30:17 PM EDT
Mister is prolly right. Broken off extractor hook or spring or it could have something stuck under it.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 9:39:30 AM EDT
That's the classic definition of a short stroke.

What is WRONG with the ejection? Does it have one of those "recoil buffers?"

If you don't feel like fooling with it send it to Ruger.

Dennis Jenkins



Originally Posted By tvarden:
The jam is with the extraction on the spent case, it does not make it all the way out before the bolt closes and starts to push the next cartridge in.. Anyone know why..

Thanks for the help..

Terry


Link Posted: 8/21/2005 11:04:13 AM EDT
It could be premature release of the rim by the extractor. Look at the ectractor claw and see if it is chipped, rounded or has a weak spring.

Like djenkins said, send it to Ruger with a short description of the problem.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 7:14:45 PM EDT
It might have an aftermarket recoil buffer that sometimes cause short stroking. Remove the stock and look for a gray plastic plate on the receiver end of the op rod. If it has one, remove the op rod and take the buffer out.
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 7:33:19 AM EDT
how did i know befor opening this it was about a mini????
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:10:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Raven_Fire:
how did i know befor opening this it was about a mini????

my mini never jammed with quality mags. I could beat the shit out of that rifle and it wouldn't hiccup. Of course, that was before I sold it to finance my AR build
Link Posted: 8/22/2005 11:03:06 PM EDT
OK just pulled it apart.. no recoil buffer and extractor looks find. It was a bit dirty under the extractor and it is very tuff to push it back, I will clean it and test it tommarow. Will let you all know... Thanks for the help..
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