Hows it going guys, I'm new on here and looking to figure out the only problem I have with my new to me S.W. 59. I recently purchased from Cabelas a century arms re imported SW 59 pistol, the serial number seems to date it to about 1975. I bought the gun for 250 dollars, the price seemed to good to pass up, and I have to admit it is the apple of my eye lately. A very cool police trade in gun. I found on my first range trip with the gun only two major problems. The first was easily rectified and that was that the sights were way to far to the left. The second though I'm still working on. I found that in my first 150 rounds it struggled to get through a magazine without a failure to extract. I would then have to lock the slide back, drop the magazine, and then clear the case. The case was never stuck, in fact if the gun was shook would fall out implying the extractor had just failed to grab the empty case to extract it. I took it home and cleaned it very thoroughly, making sure it was liberally oiled. On the second outing today it preformed a little better, the sights are dead nuts accurate, I'm in love. But I still had about every other magazine a failure to extract that left me clearing my weapon. Towards the end of my session it managed two magazines with no malfunctions and on the 3rd made it to the last round before failing to extract and jamming the last round between the breech face and the fired case. Its an old gun, and I totally accept that but this seems like something that might work itself out as the gun wakes up from possibly years of hibernation. How ever if it doesn't does this sound like a weak extractor spring or some other known issue? I have google searched thoroughly and have been unable to find any specific mention of my problem with one of these guns. Id also be interested in learning as much as I can about my specific pistol. Any tips to checking for markings etc.
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