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Ruger 22/45 slide trouble

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by A. Partisan, Mar 30, 2003.

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  1. A. Partisan

    A. Partisan Member

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    Hello everybody, I just registered with this site and this is my first post. This is my problem, I bought a new Ruger 22/45 and I have shot 300 rounds through it. The slide is not locking open when the last round is fired. I have taken it apart a couple of times and lubed and even put graphite on the bolt stop button.No help. Anybody got an idea what the problem is. I figured I'd check here first before I call Ruger. Thanks
     
  2. Tag

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    Weak Mag springs or a weak recoil spring would be my guess.
     
  3. forquidder

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    slide lock

    Try taking the magazine apart and cleaning and lightly lubing all the internals. Some 22lr ammo has a waxy coating for lubrication which may have built up in your magazine causing the mag follower to stick, preventing it from fully engaging the slide stop.
     
  4. notos&w

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    ruger replaced the mags on my 22/45 when they had less rounds than yours. seems they were just plain duds. if i were you, id just ask for replacements and not fool w/ trying to test the springs (make sure the mags are clean though).
     
  5. A. Partisan

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    In 300 rounds shot through this pistol it has yet to lock the slide open on the last shot. After a cleaning and lube session I did take one of the mags apart. It didn't seem to be dirty. I can put an empty mag into the pistol and you can see the stop lever move up a small amount. When you rack the slide back it will lock the slide open. thanks to all for the help.
     
  6. Al Thompson

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    A.P., welcome to The High Road.. Does sound like magazine problems to me.
     
  7. Destructo6

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    You're not holding the slide stop down with your grip are you?

    I've felt the slide stop button move up against my thumb a few time while firing my 22/45.
     
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    Destructo6,

    Interesting. I have checked my grip. That could be possible. I'll go out tomorrow after work and fire a few off and see. Thanks
     
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    I went to the shooting range. Checked my grip and that is not the problem. When I got home I called Ruger, explained the problem and they allowed the Bolt Stop Assembly could have a burr on it causing it hang up on the frame. They're sending me a new one.
     
  10. BlkHawk73

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    22/45s have a slide? Mine has a bolt reciprocating within a fixed reciever tube.

    Sorry to be technical, just had to.:neener:
     
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