Radom P35 only functions with 3 rounds in magazine?

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  1. louielouie

    louielouie New Member

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    I finally got to the range on Sunday to shoot my Radom P35 9mm for the first time.

    I soon found out that if I put more than 3 rounds in the magazine, the round on top would not chamber correctly. I had to stop, release magazine and retrieve partially chambered round by shaking the pistol.

    I tried several times with only 3 rounds and the gun functioned flawlessly.
    If I put in the 4th or more rounds, the pistol would jam on every round over 3 and then would chamber and shoot the last 3 rounds.

    Thinking out-loud it would seem to me to be a magazine problem?

    What do you think?

    louielouie
  2. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR New Member

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    Defiantly mag issue. Sounds to me that the mag follower is binding in the middle somewhere. Load up the mag, remove 3 rounds and note where the follower is. Check for binding from that point up.
  3. Claude Clay

    Claude Clay New Member

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    since 3 & up works, i would be looking for trouble
    from 3 & down........

    perhaps the magazine itself got squeezed and needs a bit of relief?
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  4. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Is the magazine original? The Radom magazine is noted for its reliability but not all after-market mags are as good.

    Jim
  5. Helix_FR

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    First 3 work in a full mag and last 3 work. The problem starts after the first 3 are removed off the top which puts the follower in a lower position than if there were only 3 in the mag. The binding is starting from the lower position and up. What needs to be checked is for binding of the follower going up. Pushing down will give a different feel and result. Either way would work but just trying to simulate the problem by hand to find the exact sticking point.
  6. Max Donovan

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    Removing dents from magazines is a lot easier if you have a set of pin gauges. These are steel rods two inches long, highly polished and very hard. They come in sets like every thousand from 1/4th inch to 1/2 inch. I just push them in and around and expand the dent a thousandth at a time.
  7. REPEATER

    REPEATER New Member

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    i had a mag spread apart at the top just slightly cause this. as I filled the mag the spring tension gets greater, pointing the tip of the round up at a greater angle then what was needed. when put into th gun, the tip of the round made contact with the top face of the bore, binding it instantly.
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