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The mag that came with my used 10/22 will not drop out when I hit the release lever. My 2 spare mags drop right out. Where might be the mag hanging up?
 

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Try gently tightening the hex head screw on the front face of the magazine.
 

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Try gently tightening the hex head screw on the front face of the magazine.
I had the same problem yesterday on my new-to-me-but-old 10/22. It happened with several of my mags that function perfectly in my other 10/22. So if that screw doesn't solve the problem, what do I look for next?
 

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I just finished fixing the problem on mine. It's a brand-new Butler Creek sporter stock that I bought on fleabay. Yesterday was its first outing.

First I removed the stock, and then loaded and dropped the mag from the bare action. No problems at all.

Then I put the mag into the correct position where it would go in were the stock installed. Sure enough, the mag hung up on the inside of the stock.

After five minutes with a Dremel sanding drum and then some 320 and 600 grit paper by hand to smooth out what the Dremel left, it works perfectly. I probably took off about 1/32 of material in total from the inside of the mag well (that's 1/64 each side).
 

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papadave said:
The mag that came with my used 10/22 will not drop out when I hit the release lever.
I got a brand new 10/22 to do Appleseed with and it had the same problem.
My fix was to insert and remove the magazine about fifty or sixty times.
I'll bet all I did was to round off the corners on the plastic.

Working fine now. ;)
 
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