Monday, March 02, 2015

So Close...

The Reising fires perfectly in semi-auto, but it still hiccups a bit in full, with the occasional round not sliding completely up the breech face as the bolt closes. And it's so slight that just the faintest pressure from me on the action bar is enough to get the bolt to close properly on the round stopping it. The breech face is pitted,so I'm going to polish it and see if that doesn't cure this last niggling little problem.

Almost fixed. Almost working.

And in semi, I was using it to bat a tennis ball around on the 25m berm. Put the front sight post just under the tennis ball and squeeze off one shot and watch the tennis ball go into near-earth orbit. And the Reising is accurate enough to do that all day. Try THAT with a Thompson or other open-bolt subgun.


  1. Anonymous5:01 PM

    I hope the polishing works

  2. Replies
    1. Replaced them all. It helped.
      Replaced the firing pin with a new titanium one that's a bit shorter than the old one. It helped, too.
      And the bolt face polishing seems to have helped, even though I think I did a half-assed job of it. But I won't know for sure until I can get it back to the range again.

  3. That's a quantum leap from what it was! :-)

  4. I remember when you could get those for a pittance.

  5. If the problem is caused by the case base dragging across the bolt face, them perhaps a test after putting a little moly dry lube on the case base or the bolt face?

    We had tried masking off and spraying a moly lube product called Black Knight on the slide and frame rails of a INS Beretta 96D. We were looking for a non oily long term lube solution. The weapon seemed to work well, but it would not lock open on the last round not matter what mag we used. No access to a high speed camera, so we never figured out why. Removed the moly lube and the weapon worked fine.

    John in Philly