Hi everybody, Yesterday I picked up this beauty, vintage 1977, for a mere $350. The guy wanted more but I talked him down because he was moving to an anti-gun country the same week. Anyway, I cleaned it up (there wasn't much cleaning to be done, hadn't been used in years), got her oiled, took her to the range today and tested a variety of different 22 ammo. I tested Federal, Remington Thunderbolt, CCI Mini-Mag, and Lapua Standard Plus, all 22LR ammo that I have sitting around. No matter the ammo type, after firing through about 20 ten-round mags of ammo, or 200 rounds, there were only two instances in which all of the ammo in one magazine was emptied without the spent case getting stuck in between the slide and the frame. In other words, this was happening about every other shot. Keep in mind that this is NOT a feeding issue; the rounds feed without a problem. This is not as annoying of an issue as it sounds; the slide is very easy to pull back, so every time it happens, I simply pull back the slide a hair and the case falls out. But I would be a much happier camper if this was not an issue. Of all the ammo, Federal had the most success, while Lapua had the least success. I think this is due to the lesser powder charge in the Lapua, because comparing the ammo being shot side-by-side made it clear that the Federal definitely was louder with slightly more kick. Unfortunately, this is a real bummer, as I have nearly 5,000 rounds of the Lapua, while all of my other 22 ammo brands number only in the hundreds. I have probably about 400 rounds of Federal. I truly love the way this gun feels in my hand and am not ready to sell it to go buy a Buckmark that may function without problems. This is truly a well-built, great looking gun, and I am amazed they are going for such low prices... especially in comparison to the incredibly high-priced Colt Woodsmans. What do you think is going on? Slide return spring too old? Bad ejector piece, if one exists (not too experienced with gun parts)? Or something else? I'll probably post this on Rimfire Central when it will let me log in again. Having some serious issues with their website not sending me emails. I took the gun to a local shop today and they handed me a card for a certified professional gunsmith. Great, but that sounds expensive. Not really rolling in cash, here. Suggestions?