August 13, 2009, 05:34 PM
I've been hit by the Colt Mustang gotcha. Loaned the gun out to a friend for a while, got it back in non firing condition. Disassembled it and found the ejector (Part 4 on exploded diagram, part#55551) had slipped down into the magazine area. Found the fix in the manual by pressing the spring and it fell right back into place. Didn't bother firing it right then, but discovered some time later the weapon will not fire a cartridge. Not even a dent on the primer. I'm thinking that either me or my friend damaged the ejector when reassembling the weapon. It looks like the ejector has to raise the firing pin block when the trigger is pulled to allow the firing pin to contact the primer. This is not happening with my Colt Mustang. I wonder if the weapon is so old that the ejector is no longer available. I've not found one in stock on the net yet.