Welcome Hugh...let's begin with specifically what P22 you have. Old P99 style, Q style or the new QD with the captive recoil spring and decocking lever.At the range yesterday my P22 failed to eject the first two casings. After manually ejecting the cases the remaining rounds ran perfectly. This happened every time so i shorted the magazine by two and had the same failure. Changed ammo with same result. THEN, i had a misfire or something as the round split at the rim. Sparks and debris flew back so thankfully I had my safety glasses on.
Anyone have any input on the failure to eject and the misfire?
I haIf the cases are getting stuck in the chamber it is likely the chamber needs a good scrubbing with a brass brush. Rounds should freely drop in and fall out. The extractor plays no part in extracting a spent case when firing. That job is assigned to blow back gasses. Carefully clean and then inspect the chamber. Do the drop a round in test. 1917
I have a 1 year old P22. I’ve put @ 100 rounds through it. Failure to fully eject is a constant problem. I tried Federal ( American Eagle) high velocity copper jacketed ammo. Still consistent failures at the eject phase, Upon close examination I noticed wear on the slide at the slide stop, There is actually a burr in the metal now, I also saw several signs of wear on that slide. Needless to say it’s on its way to Walther for repairs, I’m not impressed with the gun so far.Nah, oil isn't that thick but you don't really need oil in the chamber...what it must be is clean and I mean clean. Lead polishes up just like steel and fools many a gun owner. But, since you have actually responded....I can't tell you how many have gotten a lot of help but never came back...we can look at some other things. What ammo are you using. Plain lead rounds can foul the chamber and barrel faster than plated .22 rounds, especially if you fire them fast and heat up the barrel.
If really cleaning the chamber doesn't resolve this problem you will need to look at your cases for scratches that should not be along the body of the round. What ammo again...are you using? Some ammo has been problematic....like Armscore....the cases split. I've seen a few cases split on a lot of ammo. If you see scratches that should not be on the rims...have a close look inside the chamber. You can index the position of the scratches with regard to the firing pin strike. The firing pin hits at 12 o:clock. Scratches at 9 might indicate something in the 9 position within the chamber.
Having spent cases stick in the chamber is not a routine problem with P22s. One thing Walther seems to excel at is barrel making....even on the P22. With the slide locked back or removed....rounds should basically drop into the chamber. 1917
Brand new P22CA, factory mags.
With Winchester ammo 50% of rounds wouldn't eject.
With CCI Minimag knock-off from range, 10-20% of rounds wouldn't eject.
Spent casing is firmly stuck in place, need to use a barrel rod or my finger nail to pop out brass.
Could be the gun just needs to be broken in a bit.
I've searched and read some have had mild success with the Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractor. I don't mind spending $18 on a fix if it'll help.
THREAD UPDATE, SEE MY LATEST POST. IT'S GOOD TO GO WITH CCI MINI-MAG***
Sorry missed this a while back... Charger 22LR takedown. I've got it equipped with brace and bipod, so it almost feels like cheating when I'm shooting groups. Spent around $350 on it if I recall correctly.What model of Ruger and what did your Ruger cost? Ruger's are good pistols....plenty of us have them and others as well. The SR22, closest one to the P22, has had issues. 1917
How can you compare a compact 22lr pistol to a cut down 10/22 rifle? It IS cheating comparing the 2 even without the brace and bipod.Charger 22LR takedown. I've got it equipped with brace and bipod, so it almost feels like cheating when I'm shooting groups. Spent around $350 on it if I recall correctly.