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is my kimber beginning to deteriorate?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by awayne, Jan 12, 2012.

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  1. awayne

    awayne Member

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    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?
     
  2. Fleet

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    When was the last time it had a detail strip and clean?
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    Magazine, magazine spring?
     
  4. awayne

    awayne Member

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    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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