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KX-5 ejector breakage

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Dbl Auto, Mar 8, 2012.

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  1. Dbl Auto

    Dbl Auto Active Member

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    Anybody have a KX-5 that has ejector breakage issues? My Dad's KX-5 (which he loves) has now broke its second ejector. It happened after about 20k rounds and now again after about 15k rounds. Any thoughts?
    Doug Allison
     
  2. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I shot one of the first ones into this country for six years and never broke one. Have you contacted Krieghoff International?

    Ed
     
  3. Dbl Auto

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    Ed, Jim Eyester, who is great, did the fix before and is going to do it again. KI stood behind the part, but not labor, the first time around. I am just looking to see if others have had similar experiences. Thanks.
    Doug Allison
     
  4. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    This is a common occurance on the KX-5s


    Gary Bryant
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  5. scooterbum

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    Along with near perfect fitment of the ejector, keeping it clean and oiled is necessary, and one major thing I do is to keep the breechface greased everywhere that the ejector contacts and slides on it. I also use only one spring (instead of the two) on the ejector. This reduces pressure exerted on the breechface.
     
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    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    It is also easier on the ejector as they are not driven back with as much pressure.

    I guess I took good care of mine.

    Ed
     
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