I bought a charger the other day and it was nonfunctional right out of the box. Every round I tried to load by releasing the bolt got 'stuck' on its way into the chamber. Every round. No exceptions. Most were 'fed' so badly that pushing on the bolt wouldn't even push the round the rest of the way in.
I tried different ammo.
I tried different magazines.
I tried breaking it down and lubing it up.
Ditto for the magazines.
I tried tightening the connection between the two halves with the little adjustment knob.
Eventually I replaced the extractor and the little plastic button that holds the magazine in with Kidd versions, and now it almost
works. About 2/3rds of the rounds feed successfully. The rounds that do get stuck are noticeably closer to being 'in' than they were before. Since this is up from 0/3rds, I guess I'd consider it a partial success, but it's still not a usable gun imo.
Is there anything else I'm missing that I could try to get me the rest of the way there? Should I have opted for a Volquartsen extractor instead of Kidd? At this point my plan is just to take it to the range and see if this problem works itself out.