Tec-22 Troubles

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by theotherwaldo, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. theotherwaldo

    theotherwaldo Member

    Mar 30, 2008
    In the Wild Horse Desert of Texas
    Some 30 years ago I picked up a Tec-22, almost unfired and still in the case, for $40.00.
    It was a lot of fun - until it suddenly stopped extracting.
    I messed with it for a while, then gave up and tossed it in the pistol safe. I figured that it needed an extractor and that those would no longer be available. Anyway, I'd already had more than $40.00 worth of fun out of the little gun.
    Today I was ordering a few parts for a Remington Nylon 77 and decided to scout for parts for any other hangar queens that were malingering around the place. The Tec-22 came to mind and I Googled the term. Imagine my surprise when I found out that it used the same extractor as a Ruger 10/22, although it was suggested that a Volquartsen extractor would be better.
    Also that the hammer face needed to be polished and that it needed original 10/22-style magazines to eject properly.


    The parts have been ordered. We'll see what comes of this.

    OARNGESI Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Hope it works those are fun little guns
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