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Posted: 7/3/2005 7:57:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2005 9:54:03 AM EDT by RichHolland]
The purpose of this thread is to compile data on the P22

Everyone who owns one, or has owned one, please submit the following:

1. Serial number prefix
2. Approx. date of manufacture (if known, or date of purchase if new)
3. Problems (if any, include round count if known)
4. Did warranty service correct the problems (if performed)?
5. Other comments

I'll continue to compile the data, and hopefully, this will be of use in the future.

Please also suggest any improvements.

Link Posted: 7/4/2005 4:26:57 AM EDT
Good idea,

Here's my data:

1. L087XXX
2. not known
3. One jam in thousands of rounds
4. Not applicable
5. Stainless mags 265 93 36-A

Link Posted: 7/4/2005 6:46:56 AM EDT
Here my info

1. N040XXX
2. Not Known, Date on the fired casing envelope is 6/30/2004
3. Not one jam so far, in about 500 rounds.
4. N/A
5. blued mags, 265 93 44 - A. 5" Barrel, OD green frame.
Link Posted: 7/5/2005 5:57:01 AM EDT
thanks for the two responses so far.

Hopefully this will be helpful in the future.
Link Posted: 7/5/2005 12:34:46 PM EDT
1. L090
2. Unknown (purchased on 07-01-05)
3. 1 FTF, 1 FTE (out of more than 1200 rounds of misc ammo)
4. No warranty service needed up to this point.
5. Stainless mags 265 93 44-A
Link Posted: 7/6/2005 1:28:59 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/9/2005 8:28:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/9/2005 8:29:42 PM EDT by bruh44]
I don't have the serial numbers on the last 2, but I'm on my 3rd. My first, the saftey would kick in when it was on fire... this was after about 3000rnds. The hammer wouldn't strike the pin. Got a new one, the next one the slide broke it just the right spot so the slide lock would not engage when the gun was empty. This happened after about 1000rnds. I since sold it, and now have one with about 1500-2000 through it. No problems yet.
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 6:30:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bruh44:
I don't have the serial numbers on the last 2, but I'm on my 3rd. My first, the saftey would kick in when it was on fire... this was after about 3000rnds. The hammer wouldn't strike the pin. Got a new one, the next one the slide broke it just the right spot so the slide lock would not engage when the gun was empty. This happened after about 1000rnds. I since sold it, and now have one with about 1500-2000 through it. No problems yet.



Can you give the other data on the one you have now?
Link Posted: 7/10/2005 8:59:21 AM EDT
1. L094xxx
2. Date Code is AF (purchased in late june)
3. Every so often the last round in the mag wont fire. But will still lock back. (shooting CCI Stingers)
4. No idea. Not a big problem.
5. Apart from the slight problem above. It works flawlessly.
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 9:37:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2005 9:47:42 AM EDT by RichHolland]
Here is the (meager) collection of data so far:

Ser# prefix........date of manuf.........Problems.......................................................................service?.....Other comments
L087..................not known……………One jam in thousands of rounds……………………………….….N/A…………Stainless mags 265 93 36-A
N040..................6/2004?................Not one jam in @ 500 rounds…………………………………….…N/A…………blued mags, 265 93 44 - A.
L090..................before 7/2005……..1 FTF, 1 FTE in 1200+ rounds………………………………….……N/A…………Stainless mags 265 93 44-A
L094..................before 6/2005………occasional FTF on last round of mag w/CCI Stingers.........N/A…………OK other than FTF
Link Posted: 7/12/2005 9:49:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mfingar:
Good idea,

Here's my data:

1. L087XXX
2. not known
3. One jam in thousands of rounds
4. Not applicable
5. Stainless mags 265 93 36-A




mfingar,

I'm tweaking the data, could you give some date information (like when you bought it, was it new) so that we can approximate date of manufacture?

Thanks
Link Posted: 7/13/2005 12:04:53 PM EDT
I'll look it up tonight (I've got a binder w/ all the history & backmatter)
Link Posted: 7/14/2005 1:08:23 AM EDT
1)Serial: L087XXX
2)Test fire date: 29.03.05
3)Failure to feed (feed ramp was dirty after 1000 rounds or so, cleaning fixed it) Have about 1200-1400 rounds through it.
4)Not Applicable
5)Mine is the OD frame model with 3.4in barrel
Link Posted: 7/14/2005 5:10:06 AM EDT
l 081XXX - 75 rounds so far with two FTF's in the first twenty rounds - ammo PMC Zapper .22 FMJ copper plated
Link Posted: 7/14/2005 5:27:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/14/2005 3:56:53 PM EDT by BookHound]
Link Posted: 7/14/2005 6:02:02 AM EDT
Tag to add info later...
And for you guys with the unknow for manufacture date, if I remember right, the date code is on the side of the gun. I believe right beside the proofing marks. I'll have to check mine again to make sure.
Link Posted: 7/14/2005 12:39:18 PM EDT
MeToo
Tag so I can add my info later.
Link Posted: 7/14/2005 3:46:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sandblaster:
l 081XXX - 75 rounds so far with two FTF's in the first twenty rounds - ammo PMC Zapper .22 FMJ copper plated



Is that "L081"?
Is that FTFire or FTFeed?
Link Posted: 7/15/2005 4:14:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2005 11:02:21 PM EDT by Sigurd]
Here's mine

1. L091xxx
2. Purchased new 7/15/05
3. 100 rounds of CCI stingers, no problems.
4. n/a
5. Mags 265 93 44-A


updated
Link Posted: 7/15/2005 7:28:04 PM EDT
Update

Here is the (meager) collection of data so far:

Ser# prefix........date of manuf.....................Problems.......................................................................service?.......Other comments
L087..................not known………………………One jam in thousands of rounds……………………………….…...N/A…………Stainless mags 265 93 36-A
N040..................6/2004?............................Not one jam in @ 500 rounds……………………………………..…N/A…………blued mags, 265 93 44 - A.
L090..................before 7/2005…………………1 FTF, 1 FTE in 1200+ rounds………………………………….….…N/A…………Stainless mags 265 93 44-A
L094..................before 6/2005…………………occasional FTFire on last round of mag w/CCI Stingers.......N/A…………OK other than FTF
L087………………..3/2005 (test fire date)..…..Failure to feed @ about 1000 rounds (dirty)…………….………N/A………..OD frame model with 3.4in barrel
L077………………..before 5/2005…………………none in @350 rds………………………………………………………….N/A………..Mags stamped A, Barrel stamped AE
L091………………..before 7/2005…………………waiting on range report………………………………………………….N/A………..Mags 265 93 44-A
Link Posted: 7/19/2005 6:49:18 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/19/2005 7:12:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2005 9:16:32 PM EDT by BSTOCK]
We own two.

LO74XXX
LO71XXX
Date of manufacture both 3/05 Both purchased new 4/05
rounds fired each approximately 3000
Only failures occurred when guns were very dirty after 500+ rounds each in a day. Did a quick range cleaning and they both functioned flawlessly again.
They are a lot of fun and accurate also.
Link Posted: 7/20/2005 6:06:22 PM EDT
Thanks to those who have posted so far...

If you know someone else who has one, please spread the word and try to get them to submit their info.

Thanks
Link Posted: 7/20/2005 6:25:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/20/2005 6:26:27 PM EDT by BiggerStick47]
1. NO18
2. Purchased Oct. 2003
3. No problems to date
4. N/A
5. Blued mags 265 93 44 and 265 93 36
Link Posted: 7/21/2005 4:15:54 PM EDT
1. Serial number prefix -LO55
2. Approx. date of manufacture (if known, or date of purchase if new) - Purchases late 2004
3. Problems (if any, include round count if known) FTFeed, FTFire, FTE - all ammo's, with and without can, clean and not so clean. Starter at <200 rounds
4. Did warranty service correct the problems (if performed)? not performed
5. Other comments Blue mags 265 93 96-a & 44 96-a

This gun was put out of its misery recently. I assume I got a lemon, as I know numerous people hear and in person that have zero problems. I prolly won't buy another, none the less.
Link Posted: 7/25/2005 5:17:48 PM EDT
1. L078
2. Approx manufacturer date 12/14/04
3. Only problem was I didnt get the clip all the way push in and it would not go boom. 250-300rds
4. N/A
5. 3.5 in barrel/ stainless mags
Link Posted: 7/31/2005 5:50:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2005 9:11:54 AM EDT by Vanquish]
Here's mine.

1. L078XXX,
2. 11-22-04 and I just bought it new today.
3. After I worked on it, I have not had any problems with it. 400 rounds so far.
4. Not applicable
5. Stainless mags 265 93 36-A & 265 93 44-A


Ok, I went to the range yesterday and fired about 100 rounds. I had a few problems with the slide hanging up on the hammer right where the safety bar is. Today I polished the top of the hammer, the safety bar, under the slide where the hammer rubs and the feed ramp. I also took out the mag safety. The slide cycles so much better now. I’m taking it out to the range again to see how it does, and this time I’ll fire about 250-300 rounds.



UPDATE

Went to the range last night and fired just over 400 rounds with 7 types of ammo with no problems at all.
Link Posted: 8/1/2005 10:54:44 AM EDT
Thanks for participating, Vanquish.

Please edit your original post when you have a range report for us.
Link Posted: 8/3/2005 12:12:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/3/2005 12:12:34 AM EDT by Rose]
1. L084xxx
2. Purchased 07/14/05, fired case label date: 02/22/05
3. Zero problems, 450 total (150 CCI Mini Mag HP, 150 Rem golden bullet bonus pack HiVel HP, 150 Win Super X std. vel T22 Target lead round nose)
4. N/A
5. polished feed ramp before first firing; mags: 2 silver, 1 blue, all "A" series; "barrel support" stamped AF
Link Posted: 8/7/2005 8:26:25 PM EDT
L010XXX
Date on case envelope 18.11.02
No problems in 300 rounds

Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:01:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2005 4:11:59 AM EDT by bruh44]

Originally Posted By RichHolland:

Originally Posted By bruh44:
I don't have the serial numbers on the last 2, but I'm on my 3rd. My first, the saftey would kick in when it was on fire... this was after about 3000rnds. The hammer wouldn't strike the pin. Got a new one, the next one the slide broke it just the right spot so the slide lock would not engage when the gun was empty. This happened after about 1000rnds. I since sold it, and now have one with about 1500-2000 through it. No problems yet.



Can you give the other data on the one you have now?



Sorry it took so long. Heres the info on the P-22 I currently have:

SN# NO27***
I bought it around 4/04.
I think it's going to have the same problem my last one did soon with the chip comming off the upper in that spot so the slide won't lock back. It's starting to look worn there.

How long is the warrenty on this gun good for? I assume that has something to do with why this post is going. I think if this pistol breaks down, I'll be in the market for a different brand of 22 pistol that will take the same can. My suggestion is that the use a different matterial for the upper. Titanium would probobly work, I know it would be expensive. Stainless would be ok too, but I'm sure that would cause all sorts of problems. Maybe aluminum.
Link Posted: 8/10/2005 4:43:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2005 3:22:34 AM EDT by BookHound]
Link Posted: 8/11/2005 4:26:33 PM EDT
NO482XX
DOP 8-6-05
Mags marked 265-93-44A
Approx. 200 rds. of mixed CCI Velocitor, Federal Classic, Winchester X22LRH.

No problems whatsoever, 100% reliable.

Of course the Remington CB's, Aguila SSS will not cycle, but I already knew that.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:43:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BookHound:
I didn't want to edit my original post because I wanted you to be sure to see this info. After firing only about 500 rounds, the read sight is now VERY loose. It just wobbles around. The only screw on the sight is the adjustment screw. I can't figure out how to tighten it back up. I'm going to play around with the pistol tonight. When I have something resolved I'll update THIS post with the results.

Also wanted to add that during my last range session, I shot a mix of maybe 80 rounds of Remington Thunderbolts and Federal (the big 500+ round box from Walmart). About every other magazine the slide would not hold open on the empty magazine. This happened with two different magazines using both kinds of ammo.

ETA: 08/12/05 - Yesterday I put five 10-round magazines through the pistol. Three mags were loaded with Federal "value box" (or whatever they are called in the big 500+ round box from WallyWorld) and two mags had Rem Thunderbolts. The Rem ammo groups much better. The slide did not lock back on the last round with any of the five magazines.

Rear sight still has a lot of play. Can't seen any way to tighten it. This might be going back to Walther/S&W. Overall, I'm starting to not be very impressed with this little pistol.



Thanks for the update. Let us know how things turn out.
Link Posted: 8/12/2005 8:44:19 PM EDT
I'm getting ready to update and re-post the table of compiled data!

Thanks again to all who have participated, and keep 'em coming.
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