First Major Malfunction

Discussion in 'M, C, L and S Series' started by Deluxe247, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Deluxe247

    Deluxe247 Supporting Member

    Thought I would share this with everyone...

    Went to the range today and I had my first major malfunction. :(

    After 600 rounds I had a double feed. It was a little difficult to clear but it finally came out. All that has been through it is WWB and Hydra-Shoks.

    Everyting went exactly where I wanted it to. Within the 9 and 10 rings. Overall it was probably the best day out yet (for accuracy), even though I had the DF. The accuracy of this thing amazes me more and more everythime I shoot it.

  2. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    hmmm... 1 in 600! not too good, time to break down and clean extractor and FP channel.

  3. hihoslva

    hihoslva Guest

    600 rounds in ONE session? Or was this 600 rounds through the gun total?

    Every mechanical device will have some margin of error at some point. Especially in human hands. I think I had my one stovepipe at about 600 rounds. Before and since my M9 has been perfect.

    Like FlaChef said - give that extractor a good scrubbing. I usually move mine with my finger to see if it feels at all "gritty". I haven't removed mine from either the M or S yet, but I will eventually.
  4. madecov

    madecov Active Member

    600 rounds is actually a lot of rounds. considering the average gun fight is under 5 rounds.

    Of course any malfunction must be taken seriously. I've only put about 200 rounds total through my M40 and it was totally reliable with all the ammo I tested. Given that there are 2 posts about malfunctions here in 2 days I suppose a lot more testing is in order.
  5. Hmmm, i've heard of all kinds of Steyr malfunctions, but never of a double feed. Interesting....very interesting. Maybe its the magazine?

    I'm very curious to know what you come up with as to why this might have happened.

    Keep us all posted.
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I had double feeds

    or at least it looked like double feeds. It would leave the empty in the chamber and try to feed a new round. I posted in this forum earlier about how I LIGHTLY polished the chamber and completely stopped this. The chamber was so tight that it couldn't pull out the fired brass. The ejector would slip off the back of the shell. Try this. Go in small increments.
    Hope this helps,
  7. FlaChef

    FlaChef Guest

    this happened twice to my wife today on my S9 (that makes 10 in about +/- 2400 rounds.

    think i might need to try rain's advice or see about sending it back to davidson's.
  8. jimmythesaint

    jimmythesaint New Member

    Wish I coulda gone with on Sat, but couldn't shirk the family duties.

    Other than the DF, how's you like the shocks?
  9. Deluxe247

    Deluxe247 Supporting Member

    It has had 600 total through it. I usually shoot about 150-200 when I go out. I cleaned out the firing pin and channel before I went out the time before last.

    Maybe my initial description was incorrect. Can someone please explain what a DF actually is? I thought it was when the empty round was not ejected and the live round is forced in behind it. Or is it when you have two live rounds in this situation? If it is two live rounds then what is the official term for what happened to me?

    rain164845 - I checked the fit of the barrel and rounds seem to go in and out freely.