is my kimber beginning to deteriorate?


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awayne
January 12, 2012, 07:44 PM
guys, i have one of the original m82 kimbers, purchased around 1982. i have shot it over the years in a sadly random fashion, at paper and at squirrels. it has been remarkably consistent in its high level of accuracy. i use only cci green tags in it.

however, i have launched another foray into shooting this year, and i have noticed that the flow of bullets from the magazine into the chamber has become almost impossible without a temporary jam, *unless the process is treated with the utmost, almost gentle, movement of the bolt*.

it's not yet a disaster--but it does make shooting somewhat annoying, especially at the range. any suggestions as to a diagnosis of the problem, and any propositions for a solution?

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Fleet
January 12, 2012, 07:57 PM
When was the last time it had a detail strip and clean?

Jim Watson
January 12, 2012, 08:11 PM
Magazine, magazine spring?

awayne
January 13, 2012, 12:02 AM
ah, jim, i have a 10 shot magazine that i have almost never used. i will insert that and check on any improvement.

thanks.

wayno

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