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Old April 6, 2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Browning 1910

I have a Browning 1910 .32 ACP that my wife's grandfather brought back from Japan at the end of WW2. The handgun was stored for 50 years in the holster with one extra magazine also stored in the holster. The gun is in pretty good shape for its age and the condition it was stored in. I took it shooting and here is the issue. The pistol only fires the last 2 rounds in the magazine. The magazine holds 6 rounds. I replaced the magazine springs with new ones from Wolff. The issue still happened. I then bought 5 used factory magazines from IMI and had the same issue. I then bought the spring service pak from Wolff and replaced all those springs. Finding a manual about the pistol was a bear and the one I got is a copy of the original manual in French I think. I'm ok with guns but in no way would I call myself proficient with working on them. I'm at a lost on what would cause only the last 2 rounds to fire. If anyone has suggestions or thoughts I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
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Old April 7, 2012, 12:56 AM   #2
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Are the first 4 rounds chambering? More details, please

If the round does chamber, when you pull the trigger, is a firing pin impression left on the primer? If a shallow dimple only, then the striker spring is weak.

The 1910 Browning is about as fool proof a pistol as ever existed, and a really good explanation is available in the NRA's Firearms Assembly pistols and revolver handbook. You can probably find it at your local library, or it is available from the NRA. If you're not already a member, I would wholeheartedly recommend that you join.

Since you have already tried other mags, it is unlikely that ALL of them would be bad. although feed problems are 99% mag related.

Please supply more details and even photos of the malfunctions if possible.

BTW: THe 1910 and 1922 models share a major portion of their internal components, the obvious exceptions being the mag catch and barrel.

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