Magazine clips hard to remove from my Yugo M57


February 17, 2011, 04:02 AM
The title says it all. Pistol is cleaned and lightly lubricated, yet clips are hard to remove. Any ideas, please.

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highlander 5
February 17, 2011, 09:09 AM

February 17, 2011, 09:02 PM
check for wear marks on the mag for hints as to what is creating friction.

February 18, 2011, 01:09 AM
Seen some "light" scratches on upper end of the magazines; will be discussing this with the I purchased it from. Thank you for the comments.

February 19, 2011, 04:26 PM
A friend picked one up and after degreasing and cleaning, it would not drop the mags out and the clips had to be pulled out very hard. Problem we found was that the gun had to be kept really oiled up to function smoothly. The thumb safety also neds to have some grease apiled to the the back arae where the spring contacts the engagement holes.

So keep it clean ad well oiled and it should function fine.

February 20, 2011, 04:29 AM
Presuming they're actual M57 military surplus magazines and not recent aftermarket or converted CZ-52 mags, I'd say it's likely either the follower or the mag release.

One of the three magazines that I received with my two M57s had a ever-so-slightly bent follower that, upon firing the last shot would lock itself into the magazine well. The follower would actually protrude forward a smidgen when the last round was stripped out and chambered by the slide and make contact with the bottom of the feed ramp, preventing downward movement.

If your magazine exhibits these sticking issues with a loaded magazine inserted, then it's not your follower but probably your mag release itself (which could leave tell-tale drag mark on the magazine's body from the release notch on up). Being that both your magazines exhibit this problem, I would suspect the mag release to be the culprit.

If they do stick only when empty, then press down on the follower from the top with the slide locked back and hit the mag release. If it comes out without delay, there's your problem (the followers).

The M57 is a wonderful and robust pistol and in my opinion an improvement in terms of ergonomics over the TT-33. Once you resolve your magazine issue, I really believe you'll come to cherish the thing.

Jorg Nysgerrig
February 20, 2011, 04:39 AM
If you don't have anything to add to this thread other than some snide remark about clips vs. mags, kindly move on to another thread.

Shadow 7D
February 20, 2011, 04:52 AM
Check the after market (thumb) safety to see if it's a little deep and hanging up the mag, also the M57 has a magazine safety (drove me crazy until I found out why the *malfunctions* were happening) when I was checking it out.

And apply some grease, look to see where it rubs, that will give you the line to look at, also taking the grips off so you can see will help also.

February 20, 2011, 06:50 AM
I think the mag release button is adjustable. Play with the little set screw in the the middle and voila!

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