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Old 04-03-2020, 09:32 AM   #1
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Stove Pipe Question

Is a "stove pipe" any time the gun jams in the process of the injection or ejection of a cartridge? Or is it just when the empty shell is hung sticking up like a "stove pipe?"
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Or is it just when the empty shell is hung sticking up like a "stove pipe?"
Yes. Also called a FTE (Fail to Eject).
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Ok, so if a cartridge gets hung up and jammed before entering the chamber, what is that called? Are both situations caused by weak mag springs?
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Ok, so if a cartridge gets hung up and jammed before entering the chamber, what is that called? Are both situations caused by weak mag springs?
That would be a FTF, or Fail to Feed.

The condition could be caused by weak mag spring, or worn out recoil spring without enough tension or possibly other reasons, but that's the usual cause.
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That would be a FTF, or Fail to Feed.

The condition could be caused by weak mag spring, or worn out recoil spring without enough tension or possibly other reasons, but that's the usual cause.

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Great Q&A Gebo and Rick. It would be nice to have a sticky for these meanings, especially for the new folks?
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Fails to eject because the spring is to strong or slide resistance.weak ammo. Limp wristing......slide didn't go all the way back
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Great Q&A Gebo and Rick. It would be nice to have a sticky for these meanings, especially for the new folks?
Sorry, waiting for Phil’s new puzzle!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firearm_malfunction
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