Smith&Wesson 15/22

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Smith&Wesson 15/22

Postby David Ramage » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:25 pm


When I pull back the charging handle the bolt doesn't lock back unless I push the bottom of the release lever.
It does lock back after the last shot has been fired.

Should it lock back automatically ( i.e. Without pushing the bottom of the release lever ) when I pull the charging handle manually?

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Re: Smith&Wesson 15/22

Postby Dan Hanley » Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:01 pm

Sounds like it is working as intended.

If the bolt is closed and you insert a loaded mag, you want to be able to rack a round into the chamber by pulling back and releasing the handle.
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Re: Smith&Wesson 15/22

Postby Mark Sandford » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:44 am

It should only lock when the bolt hold open is actuated, this is done either by hand or by the follower in an empty magazine. If it did it automatically every time you would no longer have a semi-auto firing gun!

Put an EMPTY magazine in your gun and cycle the action, if it locks open its working as intended.
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