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I cant believe this I bought the Mini-14 222 I was asking you about.Took it out to shoot it,I have two five round nags that came with it.But when you fire the gun It fails to cycle.You have to manually pull the slide back to eject the spent cartridge and chamber another round. The gun looks brand new the rifleing looks as if it has never had a round put through it.And its not been shot enough to show any scrapes on the blueing on the slide.It shoots better than I can.I bought the gun used I guess as is.I dont think the owner was aware of the problem.But it has sure caused me a great deal of distress. I called Ruger and they said to make sure the clamp at the end of the hand guard was slid all the way back,and make sure that the four hex bolts were on tight.I havent had time yet to check it out.Does anyone have any suggestions in case Ruger was wrong.They concluded the discussion saying that it seemed that all the gas was escaping some where and not cycling the bolt. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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I fooled with it after I got off Duty this morning. the clamp at the end of the hand guard it was loose. And the clamp was forward about 1/4 inch.I scooted it ack to its original wresting place,or by going by my 223s the place it should be.I had to loosen the four hex nuts ,which were already loose.And put it back in place I put lok tite on the four hex nuts and tightened them back up.I have a feeling that was the problem,and feel like the original owner knew this and was why he sold the gun.But when you buy something new thats a chance you take.But it wont be forgotten.The gun looks brand new and the paint hasnt been worn off the slide.I sure hope this fixed it.if so I wonder why it jarred loose. AS soon as It quits raining I am going to give it another go around. Thanks to all for your valuable information.Wish me luck!!
 

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Thanks for your help fellows I have a operational mini-14 222 you guys fixed it.It Cycles fine now I dont know exactly what you did but its fixed,and I feel much better.You guys ever thought about being a Gun Smith.


Really Thanks for your time and advice!!
 
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