Mini-14 Problem

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by rodog, Aug 14, 2003.

  1. rodog

    rodog New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    USA, Massachusetts
    I have a Mini-14 that used to shoot great, no jam ups, etc , and have fired maybe 4000 rounds threw it. Lately , its been not feeding correctly, and the mags pop out, unless you hold them in. Is it the crappy mags? They worked fine b4 and just started doing it.:(

    I recently just shined it up on my buffer, and it suxs getting it dirty
  2. bigboom338

    bigboom338 New Member

    Mar 27, 2003
    South Dakota
    Welcome to the site rodog, dont know how to help ya but somebody will.

  3. FN_Project90

    FN_Project90 New Member

    Jun 5, 2003
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    are the mags plastic?
    have you made any modifications to the mag release or the mag well?
  4. warpig

    warpig Guest

    Have you changed mags?

    You shined it on your buffer did you shine the mags? If so did you remove any metal?
  5. rodog

    rodog New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    USA, Massachusetts
    i just shined the barrel, bolt, etc. Its seems the mag well and mag holder are ok and tight. Wierd. Maybe the little pin that holds the mag in is messed up, it sticks out about 1/8 inch. Ill post a pix, but cant figure out how. I do have a brandnew plastic mag, but that wont stay in either...:(

    Here is a link to a few pixs, but cant see to good tho...
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2003
  6. warpig

    warpig Guest

    Yep sounds like it is the detent spring deallymathinamabob that locks the mag in.
  7. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I'm with Piggy on this one. Did you use polishing compound on your buffing wheels? Did it get into the magazine latching mechanism? Did the buffing wheel (without compound) shave off into the magazine latch? HHHHHHMMMMMMMMMMM!:confused:
  8. rodog

    rodog New Member

    Aug 11, 2003
    USA, Massachusetts
    hmm, ill give it a check. You guys see the pixs on my web server?
    they were taken with a vid cam, so they
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