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Hello,
This is my first post but I feel I may get some answers! I have a model 61-2 Escort. Cleaned it, inspected etc. I am having an issue with ejecting spent round. The pistol will Fire every time on the first round of the magazine or if I manually load a round in the chamber. No problem there. 99.99999999% of the time is won’t get past the first round. Seems like an ejector issue but it’s a guess. I thought maybe a recoil spring or ejector spring too. Any incite would help. I have searched for an ejector but nobody has them. Makes me think it is a common issue. Can anyone recommend a very good Smith that has the knowledge and wherewithal to help? Thanks for any help or advice and Hello to all.
JF
 

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The Model 61’s were notorious for the situation you have just described. A qualified gunsmith might be able to remedy the problem, but parts are probably not available. I had one that worked fine but would not eject sometimes.
 

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Have you cleaned and lubed it well?
Have you tried multiple brands of ammo?
Semi-auto 22LR firearms are notorious for being "picky" about ammo, and pistols are the worst of all.
The powder charge in a 22LR shell is so small that there is very limited energy to cycle the action.
Most ammo doesn't have much more than just barely enough energy to overcome the combined forces of the slide inertia, the friction of the rails, and the compressing of the recoil spring.
Of the cheaper bulk stuff, mine seems to like Blazer and Golden Bullet best. It doesn't like Winchester or Thunderbolts as well. Just about all 22s seem to like CCI Mini-Mags - at least all of mine do.
I'd try several brands of ammo before spending money or effort on tinkering with the mechanics of the gun.
 

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Out of 5 model 61s I own (I am a glutton for punishment) only one will cycle reliably the first round out of a full magazine. If I don't fill the magazines,they all are fairly reliable.Can't tell you why..just one of those model 61 quirks I guess...
 

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The word you are probably looking for is EXTRACTOR, not ejector. I have two 61-3's. One the chamber is probably worn out. When it goes bang the case over expands and it is hard to extract. I realized this when trying to insert a spent case into the chamber fired from that gun, it's hard to insert. Front of the chamber is worn bigger.
 
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