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Mk23 Slide Does Not Stay Locked Back


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#1 dky.tehkingd.u

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:32 PM

My Mk23 has recently stopped staying locked back when empty. It will lock back, but when the magazine is removed it will snap back forward.

Is it because something is worn down?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:16 AM

ok, im no expert on MK23's but is sound like the return spring (part no 70) is too stiff, it forces the slide stop back down once the magazine is removed because the magazine bb follower pushes the slide stop up then the spirng might bring it down?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:44 AM

Possibly, but I haven't been experiencing this problem until recently, and I doubt springs get stiffer over time, do they?

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Posted 04 January 2012 - 03:05 PM

Have you check the part of the bb follower in the mag that engages the slide lock when empty?  Sounds like that part may be worn down or broken off.  Can you post a pic of the bb feed lip on the mag when empty?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:08 PM

That part is fine. It's not a magazine issue, it's a slide/slide stop issue. Trying to lock the slide back manually is difficult because the slide stop tends to slip downward and allow the slide to snap back forward, which totally defeats the purpose of the slide stop in the first place.

Pulling the slide back on an empty magazine will properly lock the slide back, but removing the magazine will also remove the upward force on the slide stop which allows it to slip downward again.

EDIT: This seems to happen less often when the gun is held at certain angles.

EDIT 2: Off-topic, but the silver serial plate popped off and jammed the gun while shooting during the last game I played. The plate is lost now, and I've covered the hole with electrical tape, but I was wondering, could that have been expected of it?

Edited by dky.tehkingd.u, 05 January 2012 - 07:16 PM.





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