Ejection Problems.

Discussion in 'General Bersa Discussion' started by ebonyprepper, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. ebonyprepper

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    Just purchased my Thunder 22 back in September. I am having ejection problems. I have put several different brands of LR through it and it does the same on all. I'm assuming I have to send this in.
     
  2. serch64

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    The best you can do is go to the place you buy the gun and work with the people right there, check de gun garantie and try to fixed or exchanged for a new one, good look.
     

  3. ebonyprepper

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    Purchased it at a gun show and the shop I bought it from is over an hour away. I just need to know what I have to do as far as sending it in for repair or replacement.
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Welcome to the Bersa Forum ebonyprepper & serch64 !!

    Ejection problems can be caused by the ammo, the magazine, the ejector, the feed ramp,

    or even the user limp wristing the firearm during recoil. Alot of .22's can be ammo

    sensitive also. I would try to make sure you're holding the gun firmly, and even let

    someone else shoot your gun to see if the ammo ( several ? ) you have already tried

    works or not for them. Then check the magazine(s) to make sure the lips are not bent

    and the spring and follower are working properly. Then see a gunsmith or the gunshop

    about the ejector and feed ramp. Let us know how you make out...
     
  5. bmarg711

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    Also, make sure you clean the heck out of it! I have had issues with the majority of ammo in mine, but had good luck with Remington Golden Bullets last time out.
     
  6. ebonyprepper

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    Ok. It was another person that was using it when the issue was noticed. I have cleaned it very well. The issue is the ejector. It is not pulling the shells out of barrel. When I manually eject the shells, they eject fine. When I detonate the shells, they do not eject. This is a brand new firearm. Why should I have to do all this work? Not making me a real fan of Bersa.
     
  7. kdf

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    Take the mag apart, very carefully, or have some else with experience. Clean it out, under the mag lips too. Put a small amount of oil in the palm of your hand and roll the spring around, then put the mag back together. Do this every two or three trips shooting. Anything that moves should be oiled now and then.
     
  8. ebonyprepper

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    How does this help eject the shells?
     
  9. ebonyprepper

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    When I say they don't eject, I mean they are still seated in the barrel.
     
  10. SHOOTER13

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    Then that may be an ejector problem.

    How do you charge the firearm after inserting the mag into the well...?

    In other words, is the slide closed and you pull it back and let it go or

    is the slide locked back and you release the slide via the slide release lever...?

    These questions are being asked to be of assistance, so please be patient, as we

    are trying to help you the best we can.
     
  11. ebonyprepper

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    I have tried both options. It only happens when I detonate the shells. It isn't pulling them out of the barrel. When I manually eject them, it works just fine.
     
  12. SHOOTER13

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    Bad extractor...fix or replace it.
     
  13. ebonyprepper

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    I'll be sending it in for repair today. Thanks.
     
  14. jpshaw

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    What position is the slide in? Locked back or flush against the chamber? Also, remove the mag, lock the slide back and with something thin feel how hard it is to push the spent case out of the chamber or did it eject the case when you locked it back?
     
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  15. ebonyprepper

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    The slide is in the locked back position. The bullet is flat against the barrel.
     
  16. jpshaw

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    If the slide is locked back (not touching the chamber) and the CASE (bullet should be down range) is still in the chamber you either have a bad extractor or a horribly rough chamber. Using a thin (like an icepick since it's a .22) push the case out of the chamber just to see how hard it was stuck in there. There will be some resistance since a fired case expands to fill the chamber but should recede back enough for the extractor to pull it out. If it's really hard to push out you might need to polish the chamber. Otherwise be looking at the "claw" of your extractor making sure it's not rounded off allowing it to jump over the cartridge rim.
     
  17. jpshaw

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    Got it. It's not your ejector. Your extractor pulls the unfired cases out. The ejector is just the non moving part the case runs into on it's way back that flips it out the ejection port. Not your extractors because the extractor doesn't pull out fired rounds in a "blow back" weapon, only unfired rounds. Tilt barrel guns like the small Beretta's don't even have an extractor. The fired case simply blows back into the ejector.

    You mentioned a "friend". Did that friend fire any .22 shorts out of your pistol or any other round that did not have a full length case? Shorts will not function the action but can be manually loaded and fired leaving a firing ring right at the end of the shorter case. The long rifle can then be loaded and manually ejected without a problem. However, when fired that case expands to fill the chamber and around that firing ring and will stick in there. Check your chamber! We will need to polish out that firing ring or whatever "burr" you cases are hanging up on. Gotta be a burr or ring since it only happens when the case is expanded "fired",
     
  18. ebonyprepper

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    I've done all that. But nothing had been fired out of it but .22 lr. I've sent it in for repair. But now I can't get the repair shop tho answer my emails. I'm going to call tomorrow.
     
  19. cjbiv

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  20. ebonyprepper

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    Thank you cjbiv. I will keep this info in mind the next time this happens. Hopefully it never happens again. I hope I get my pistol back really soon.
    Keep shooting!!