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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Luc V. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Feb 2024 at 6:02pm
Some other comments on your above post, about the malfunction pistol, I wonder if that small pin and spring was missing INSIDE the recoilrod?
Some seem to work without the pin but most of them need this.
See older thread:

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Originally posted by jw4570 jw4570 wrote:

The Automag II hammer strut is reproduced here.  I don’t have a III so I don’t know what the difference is. 

Real important to not pull the trigger with the slide off, the hammer over travels and bends the strut, at least on an Automag II. 

Thanks for the tip. I never pull the trigger with the slide off. I guess the previous owner has done it, otherwise it wouldn’t have been broken. 

I found a picture on the forum with both the AMii and the AMiii hammerstruts. The AMii hammerstrut has different dimensions, so I don’t think it would fit. I’ll try to make one myself. 
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Originally posted by Luc V. Luc V. wrote:

Hi Yellow,
that looks like a fine job so far! I look foreward to the end product.

About the broken hammerstrut, why not make your own?
if you can make this scopebase, you won't have much trouble to make one. Just use a good piece of steel.
I would help you out, but I only have one spare left and have five pistols in use...

Thanks! But all the work was done by a friend of mine and a few of his connections, so all the credit to them Smile

I’ll try to make my own hammerstrut. I wouldn’t want you to sell your only spare hammerstrut if you have 5 AM’s Wink  
Is the hammerstrut hardened? Or is it just regular sheet steel?

By the way, where are you from?? I would really be interested to have a look at your collection!!
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And concerning your second reply; both the spring and the plunger were there. I had 2 gunsmiths have a look at it, but they both didn’t have a clue what the problem could be. 
When firing a round, the slide came back about 3-4 mm and then everything blocked. 
You could feel that the empty case was loose in the chamber, but it was impossible to pull the slide any further. Tapping a brass punch on the breechface with a hammer was the only solution…
We believe the top front of the chamber and the slide couldn’t pass each other and got stuck. But cycling the thing by hand was no problem at all. I don’t have an explanation for it. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Luc V. Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Feb 2024 at 12:12pm
Originally posted by Yellow Yellow wrote:

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By the way, where are you from?? I would really be interested to have a look at your collection!!

I'm just as yourself from Belgium, but from the "far west"...

Check PM for more info.
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