View Full Version : Technical: last round hangs in magazine
December 17, 2000, 17:52
Just took my new toy out for a test drive today.A STG-58 on a Entreprize type 1 receiver.All went well,shoots great,pretty tight paterns.One problem though,the last round in the twenty round mag hangs up.Acually it doesnt hang up because it never even makes it even a part of the way out of the mag.It looks like it is jamming up on what I call the feed ramp of the receiver.Yall might call it something else though.
Anyway,is that a mag problem or a receiver problem?Or do I have some strange new quirk in my weapon that is unknown to any of you guys.
Any advise would be helpful.
December 17, 2000, 18:08
Sounds like a weak magazine spring. (I'm not a FAL expert by any stretch of the imagination, never shot one before so wait for the opinions of some other folks)
I have seen other guns do that including my Ar15s with faulty USA magazines.
Do you have more than one magazine for the gun? Does it do that with all of them?
December 17, 2000, 18:20
Only one mag so far,just got it a week ago.
And wouldnt you know it,The day after I picked it up,I came down with the flu.I told my better half that I was going out to the range today,even if I do upchuck on the range
[This message has been edited by Toxey (edited December 17, 2000).]
December 17, 2000, 18:29
Shooting is medicinal, better than chicken soup.... err.. trust me. :)
You might want to try buying another magazine for the gun (new ones seem to be available everywhere for $8-9).
December 17, 2000, 19:22
Toxey, I had the exact same problem with my old entreprise rifle that you have now. I fixed it by using imported magazines, not the one that came with the rifle. However, don't forget you'll need to add some American parts to the rifle to keep it "legal." The easiest way to do this would be to use DSA synthetic handgaurds (which will work with your bipod) and a DSA pistol Grip. Get your imported mags at www.aimsurplus.com. (http://www.aimsurplus.com.)
December 17, 2000, 20:49
December 17, 2000, 22:03
Thanks for the advice guys ,I will try all suggestions.
I really dont think its a spring tension problem because it seemed fairly tight on the first rounds I inserted in the mag.But never the less,I will try your suggestion.
Tool,why do you think that the mag I have now is not an import already?Do you think it is US made?The mag looks fairly old.Any advise is much apreciated.
When I get a digital camera I will post you guys some pics of my new toy.The gunsmith who put this baby together did a great job.He reblue everything except the lower receiver,why, I dont know.But to me, it gives it a nice tutone look.All parts have matching serial #s.Which is not that important,but still nice to know
December 17, 2000, 22:36
Toxey, the mag you have now uses American made followers and floorplates. Technically, if you were to insert an imported mag on it you'd have an illegal gun. If I remember right, the US made parts on an Entreprise are the gas piston, receiver, muzzle brake, floorplate, follower, and 2 of the 3 firecontrol parts are American made, which brings your total of US made parts to 7. If you use an imported mag, you will be back down to 5.
December 18, 2000, 00:34
I sure wouldn't do that. Your spring is weak and streching it out contributes to the problem. You need a new spring.
Originally posted by sasquatch:
It's definitely the mag springs, just take your mag apart and pull the spring apart like it's a slinky, then feed it back in the mag and it should be fixed if you pulled it apart enough. This works for me all the time.
December 18, 2000, 06:40
Try replacing the follower. The US-made followers have a reputation for an improper angle, which manifests itself as you have described the problem.
As allows, remember your US-made parts count.
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E.M. (Ted) Dannemiller II
December 18, 2000, 12:48
Thanks guys.Yall are helping a new guy out alot
December 18, 2000, 18:36
I just ran into the same problem today..
Found this..The follower would not rise completely to the top. The 2 little tabs right and left at the front, needed to be squeezed in a little..
Also check for any small dings near the top, that would bind against the follower as it rises..
December 18, 2000, 19:59
Thats funny my wife said the same thing to me. http://www.fnfal.com/forums/smile.gif
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