Para P13 ejection problem
I just purchased a Para P13, alloy frame, that was NIB. However, I believe that means it's several? years old and has been sitting around.
Have put about 80 rounds through it, and was getting several failure s to eject. At about the 75 round point, it is now every round.
Tried several different magazines.
I have cleaned and lubricated the gun to a field strip level. I also took the mags apart and cleaned them, assembled with very light lubrication, mostly wiped off.
Don't know how well this picture will come out, but there will be an empty casing that initially was partially pulled out of the chamber on earlier rounds, this one is still virtually all in the chamber. You'll see a new round pushing up on the bottom of the one in the chamber.
I can also see a 2 marks on the casing where the ejector contact and where it drug across the lip.
Pulling the magazine out and cycling, will pull the spent casing out, and cycle the next round.
If I place one of these casings back into the chamber, it slides in and out easily. Makes me think that the next round is holding the spent round in the chamber.
My next step is to totally disassemble the weapon and clean and lube.
Am I barking up the wrong tree. Is there something else going on here?