Magazines in new Steyr won't drop free.

Discussion in 'Maintenance / Tweaks / Technical Difficulties / So' started by tenchu74, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. tenchu74

    tenchu74 Member

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    I just got a new M357-A1 and empty magazines don't drop free. When i first took it out of the box they would eject and drop free if i held the pistol completely vertical but after the first range session they kept getting hung up after i hit the release and i would have to pull them out by hand. I'm curious to why this was happening as the M9-A1 I used to have also had this problem. This is a major problem as it won't work for competition or training. Has anybody else had this problem? Any advice on how to fix this would be appreciated. If I can't figure out a fix I will have to call Steyr.
     
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  2. SurfGent

    SurfGent Active Member

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    Have you tried tearing it down and clean and oil to see as well if anything looks out of place ?
     

  3. Andromeda451

    Andromeda451 New Member

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    Tear the unit down and give the weapon a good clean and lube. Also clean the magazines. I have an M9-A1 and came across this problem and a good cleaning fixed it for me. Good Luck.
     
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  4. b_minus

    b_minus Active Member

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    Has anyone else tried the "reduced power" mag release spring from Ranger Point? I put one in my L9 and I'm liking it.
     
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  5. Hurry1996

    Hurry1996 Active Member

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    A little polishing of the mags with Johnson floor wax should do the trick.