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I have a 1911 .22 that the Rem ammo was ejecting on every shot, But yesterday from the first shot it stopped. I have to pull the hammer back for each shot in order to fire the pistol. I did change the recoil spring & then put the original back in & it still it is not ejecting after each shot like a auto should, Could it be the Rem ammo? Does the bullet grain weight matter. They are Rem Golden HV 36 grain.
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Pull the hammer back, or pull the slide back?
 

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Pull the hammer back, or pull the slide back?
Just the hammer I pull back & then fire the pistol. Then I pull the slide back to eject the case for the next round to go in & pull the hammer back again to fire it. It's like not a semi auto at this point.
 

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Just the hammer I pull back & then fire the pistol. Then I pull the slide back to eject the case for the next round to go in & pull the hammer back again to fire it. It's like not a semi auto at this point.
Are you saying pulling the slide back isn't cocking the hammer? The gun won't eject, so you manually pull the slide back to eject the spent casing then you still have to manually cock the hammer?

There's certainly something considerable going on if that's the case. The gunsmith gurus will likely come alone with some diagnosis for you. Looking forward to it myself, it's like a mystery novel :)
 

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The gun won't eject, so I manually pull the slide back to eject the spent casing & the hammer is cocked at that point. The pistol just won't shoot semi auto. I'm going to the smith in a few minutes to see what is going on.
 

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it's probably not the ammo.

if it worked fine until you swapped the recoil spring and now it doesn't, then suspect the recoil mechanism.

it sounds like something is either out of alignment or not re-installed.

Just my thoughts
 

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If not for the fact that you said you reinstalled the original spring, I'd guess the new recoil spring was too heavy for whatever load you are shooting. That not being the case, exactly what Remington ammo are you shooting? Many .22 pistols need high velocity ammo. Before you start tearing into it, I'd suggest trying another ammo like CCI Minimags. Another possibility is that you are limp wristing the pistol. You need a firm grasp to insure proper cycling.
 

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My guess it is the Remington ammo. Remington .22 ammo has some kind of waxy stuff on it that gums up semi auto's.
 

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All lead bullets have that waxy lube on 'em. But he does say Remington Golden Bullets, and they are metal washed, not waxed, so that should not be the problem.
 

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I just spoke to Umarex & they said Remington ammo causes problems with ejecting. He told me to try CCI, Federal or Winchester. So that's what I will do. Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it.
 

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All lead bullets have that waxy lube on 'em. But he does say Remington Golden Bullets, and they are metal washed, not waxed, so that should not be the problem.
In my experience, Remington .22 ammo is or was slathered in it. I quit using it years ago, so can't comment on current status.
 

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Ruger actually sent me 2 new magazines awhile back when the lady asked if I was using Ram golden Bullet I said yes she said thats your problem Since I got the new magazines I havent had a problem. The old mags still work with any other bullet also.
I recently bought a Sig Sauer 1911 22 and it will run great with a 40 gr bullet any of the 36gr I tried just wont work well. I have ftf fte stove piping bullets mashing into the feed ramp etc... Try a 40 gr bullet and see how that works out for you.
 

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Ruger actually sent me 2 new magazines awhile back when the lady asked if I was using Ram golden Bullet I said yes she said thats your problem Since I got the new magazines I havent had a problem. The old mags still work with any other bullet also.
I recently bought a Sig Sauer 1911 22 and it will run great with a 40 gr bullet any of the 36gr I tried just wont work well. I have ftf fte stove piping bullets mashing into the feed ramp etc... Try a 40 gr bullet and see how that works out for you.
Umarex said the same thing as you. The 36 grain isn't reliable they said with my pistol. The Rem ammo shot for the first 200 rounds & then just stopped feeding correctly. I am going to buy different amm with a 40 grain bullet like they suggest.
I also just bought a Sig 1911 .22 OD Green!
 

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I know this is a bad time to suggest ammo due to not being able to find what you want but to get what they have. I had some 40gr Blazer by CCI black Box. those ran through my gun like they were made for it. JLA also explained something to me. The 36gr are normally hollow points or I forget the word he used but more like a cone shape. He mentioned the shape of the bullet may be what the problem was. The Blazer that ran good were round nose. GL
 

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I know this is a bad time to suggest ammo due to not being able to find what you want but to get what they have. I had some 40gr Blazer by CCI black Box. those ran through my gun like they were made for it. JLA also explained something to me. The 36gr are normally hollow points or I forget the word he used but more like a cone shape. He mentioned the shape of the bullet may be what the problem was. The Blazer that ran good were round nose. GL
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I just bought a box today of Blazer 500 rounds, 40gr. The 36gr Remington hollow points were the bullets I was using & were not ejecting at all, Not one ejected. Hope these work
 

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In my experience, Remington .22 ammo is or was slathered in it. I quit using it years ago, so can't comment on current status.
All I'm absolutely positive about is Remington 22 ammo is all crap.
 

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This is easily solved. The ammo you are using is not fast enough to do the job. I have a mossberg 715t, and it works best with cci stingers. They are 1640 fps, not slow like the remington/ federal ammo. Try it and see if it won't improve for you. The winchester is 1300 fps.
 

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Junkking

I just bought a box today of Blazer 500 rounds, 40gr. The 36gr Remington hollow points were the bullets I was using & were not ejecting at all, Not one ejected. Hope these work
Thats the exact ammo I had work best for me. Where did you find that ammo? Can ya get anymore? If thos edont work send them my way I will be more than happy to buy those from you.
 

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Umarex said the same thing as you. The 36 grain isn't reliable they said with my pistol. The Rem ammo shot for the first 200 rounds & then just stopped feeding correctly. I am going to buy different amm with a 40 grain bullet like they suggest.
I also just bought a Sig 1911 .22 OD Green!
I have the same gun. CCI mini-mag or other high velocity is required to cycle properly. You cannot use standard velocity reliably. Also use a good oil, and polish the feed ramp and sliding surfaces to get a better action.
 
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