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Old September 8, 2005, 08:02 AM   #1
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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?
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Old September 8, 2005, 11:10 AM   #2
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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....

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Old September 8, 2005, 12:05 PM   #3
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I thought of that, but

not even medium brass #4's cycled. I am REALLY frustrated.
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Old September 9, 2005, 07:42 AM   #4
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#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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