Astra Constable 22 cal.

jimclementjimclement New MemberPosts: 9 New Member
Has anyone had trouble with an Astra Constable 22 cal. not ejecting spent cartridges? I have had it examined by a gunsmith who says it's ok?? I have had about a 80% success with mini-mags but it will no longer eject regular 22 LR.

Thanks in advance.

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  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 23,999 Senior Member
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,137 Senior Member
    Not familiar with the pistol but I'll assume it's a semi-auto. A lot of pistol are ammo sensitive. The best is probably CCI and Federal. I have had nothing but trouble with Remington .22's. They misfire, won't feed, or won't eject, the stuff is junk. If the gunsmith says it's OK than try other ammo, but I don't think any will work better than the mini-mags.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,370 Senior Member
    It's a very good pistol. I had one in .380, and it was top notch, beating the PPK in certain areas (according to some sources.) Twenty-twos are generally kind of pickish in ammo. Try cleaning it very well and that might help.

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  • jimclementjimclement New Member Posts: 9 New Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Not familiar with the pistol but I'll assume it's a semi-auto. A lot of pistol are ammo sensitive. The best is probably CCI and Federal. I have had nothing but trouble with Remington .22's. They misfire, won't feed, or won't eject, the stuff is junk. If the gunsmith says it's OK than try other ammo, but I don't think any will work better than the mini-mags.

    Thanks, I will try the other ammo when I can find some.
    JC
  • jimclementjimclement New Member Posts: 9 New Member
    I had the gunsmith clean it for me and I will try some other ammo when I can find some.
    Thanks,

    JC
  • jimclementjimclement New Member Posts: 9 New Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Can you be a little more specific? How is it "not ejecting"? The more detail the better the chance of finding the issue. Pictures would be great too.


    No Photo. When fired the slide does come back and forth, but the cartridge is still in the barrel.

    thank,

    Jim.
  • jimclementjimclement New Member Posts: 9 New Member
    Another thing. Once the cartridge fails to eject, I can manually pull the slide to the rear and the cartridge is ejected.

    Jim.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,137 Senior Member
    Now I would say that you may have a burr on the edge of the chamber, causing the fired case to stick. This would be caused by dry firing the pistol. Being a rim fire, the firing pin will beat on the edge of the chamber. A good gunsmith should have a swaging tool, to remove chamber burrs, a simple and common project. Next guess would be the extractor and spring.
  • jimclementjimclement New Member Posts: 9 New Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Now I would say that you may have a burr on the edge of the chamber, causing the fired case to stick. This would be caused by dry firing the pistol. Being a rim fire, the firing pin will beat on the edge of the chamber. A good gunsmith should have a swaging tool, to remove chamber burrs, a simple and common project. Next guess would be the extractor and spring.

    Thanks. The spring and ejector are said to be ok by the gunsmith, I will have him check for burrs.

    Jim.
  • jimclementjimclement New Member Posts: 9 New Member
    I did see a burr/dent at the top of the chamber. Tried to fix with the tools I have, but could not, will see a gunsmith later this week.

    Thanks,

    Jim.
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