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Well, I pulled el Choppo out this evening. Haven't shot my stainless steel reciever Cetme in about 11 months!!!

So I grabbed the cocking handle tonight and started working it back inforth to just "loosen" things up. After about 15 rapid cycles of the CH I secured the CH in it's opened position and then let it "fly" home. The satisfing whack was what I heard, but what I saw was the cocking lever was not fully secured in it's "locked" position on the cocking tube.

What gives?? Anyone care to help me out? :eek:

el Gaucho
 

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maybe just a little lube is all it needed.

are you saying it wasnt locked completely into battery, or wouldn't lock in the rear all the way?
 

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plan on breaking her down this weekend to take a closer look. Brought her from CAI as an early production stainless receiver model. Has been a great rifle! Has the Bill Springfield trigger job. Hope the pic works (she's the on in the middle)
 

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trying to post pic . . . she's the one in da middle
 

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Hey guys, sorry if this is a really stupid question. I have a CIA Cetme, she shoots very accurately with tight grouping, but have seen better quality with the welds and such. Still, quite happy. However, she is a real B*tch to cock. Roughly equivalant to my Thompson, only a longer pull, obviously. And I am a pretty big guy. Is this just me or is something wrong, any suggestions? Thanks, Marvell.
 

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"she's the one in da middle"...... you could have fooled me, looks like an O3A3 to me, :D.... really..... looks nice, real clean wood.
 

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Hey Marvell ;

It`s never a bad thing to ask ! Have you flushed out the charging handle tube with brake cleaner and a 20ga. bore brush ? May be dirt , might have a weld goober intruding in the path of the handle , may have a slight kink in the tube. Also , pull the handguard off , look at the back side of the charging handle tube - there`s a hole opposite the handle slot , at the chamber end. Check to see if the pivot pin for your charging handle is dragging. Tap it back with a hammer and punch , carefully , and stake it with a center punch if it is loose.

Check your recoil spring guide, see that it is straight. If it rubs , that may cause a bit of grief. Also , look at the post " Cocking handle spring tension " - may be some useful stuff there , as well.

PM me if I can help further.

cevgunner
 
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