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FEG hi-power PJK-9HP first trip

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mountaindrew, Nov 20, 2006.

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  1. mountaindrew

    mountaindrew Member

    Apr 14, 2004
    St louis MO
    I just picked up a very slightly used PJK-9HP the other day and took it to the range. Here are my results
    First impression are as expected. the external finish was very nice, deep shiny blue on all parts, nice tight slide frame fit, relatively heavy trigger, although a clean break.
    Internal machine works were rough, as I have read here.
    Grips were awful wood things with uneven, pressed in checkering, and slathered with some kind of black paint. I sanded of the checkering and paint to make a decent set of smooth wood grips.

    Now to the firing and problems.
    The gun shot nicely, and was very easy to shoot , with natural pointing and a decent trigger break, (althought way to heavy)
    The problem it that I had several FTE failures to extract.
    Every time the empty made it about halfway out of the chamber and then the extractor slipped over the edge, leaving a small notch in the rim.
    I dropped the mag and locked the slide and extracted the empty with a finger nail, they were still very tight in the chamber. there were more than usual scuff marks on the brass all the way around.

    My diagnosis:
    The extractor seemed plenty strong. it will not only hold an empty case to the breach face with similar force to my other semis, it will hold a loaded (i.e. heavier) round no matter how I shake the slide, or even bang it on my leg.
    I don't think that was the problem. Even so I removed the extractor and cleaned it and the groove, and gave it a very light pass with a jewlers file to sharpen the hook

    The Problem, I thik is the extremely rough chamber. It just took WAY to much force to extract the case after fire forming to the rough chamber. The cases were very scuffed all the way around, and the extractor was strong enough to put a small gouge on the rim of the cases that didnt eject

    Soulution (I hope) I significantly polished the chamber using wet sandpaper wrapped around a drill bit turned by hand, from 400 up through 1500. Then I polished it with rubbing compound, so now it is a mirror finnish.

    I have not tested it again, so I will update this when I do.

    Any suggestions are welcome!
  2. atblis

    atblis Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    Neither here nor there

    Yep. Sounds like a rough chamber, though you could have a timing issue as well.
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