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Old 09-14-2021, 09:15 PM
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My 48-4 has hard extraction and also is hard to load the rounds after a few cylinders of firing. I can run a brush thru the cylinder and it will be fine for about 18 to 24 rounds.
I have read about running a finish reamer thru the cylinder to correct this ?
Where is the best place to get a reamer ? Any other tips appreciated.
FYI, ammo brands have little effect on the issue.
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Have had the same problems in the past...before using a reamer you might try some FINE valve lapping compound or FINE diamond lapping/polishing compound used for polishing knives on a mop and drill.

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Old 09-14-2021, 09:42 PM
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I have the same problem with my 48-3. Never thought about reaming out the cylinder. I just take it s part of shooting that pistol. Just my opinion.
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I did some LIGHT polishing on my M 18 such as SuperMan described. It has worked wonders. When they are stuck, I am very careful to press on the extractor rod straight down to avoid the possibility of bending the thing.
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You can rent a .22 Mag finishing reamer from these guys. You’ll need a handle (or they’ll rent you one) and oil.

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Have had the same problems in the past...before using a reamer you might try some FINE valve lapping compound or FINE diamond lapping/polishing compound used for polishing knives on a mop and drill.

Bob
Another vote for the thoughts above! Good idea AND I don't think reaming is a good idea UNLESS you're VERY careful - IMO.
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