View Full Version : Balky Beretta
September 8, 2005, 09:02 AM
My 1201 simply does not cycle. Despite taking it down, inspecting, cleaning and lubing everything, it does NOT eject/reload. At best, a hull will stovepipe; usually it does not even get that far.
As this is a recoil action, there is no gas tube to clog or ring to put in backwards. Just what IS its problem? :confused:
September 8, 2005, 12:10 PM
Probably cheap shells. Many of the cheap bird loads (like the Win. Super Speeds) have a lighter charge and do not produce the necessary recoil (or gas) to cycle many autos. If this is a 12 ga. you can still use less expensive shells but go with 1 1/8 oz....
September 8, 2005, 01:05 PM
not even medium brass #4's cycled. I am REALLY frustrated. :mad:
September 9, 2005, 08:42 AM
#1 jammer of autos is a dirty and/or rough chamber. Use 4/0 steel wool and get things clean and slick, bet the prob vanishes....
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