Jennings J22, J-22 Reliability Issues, Fix




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Dat ManiacPalcon: i have a problem i want this gun but i live in the uk there is no were that sells them is it possble i cold buy the parts from ebay and put one together

SirThunderPants: I have made the same modifications as you. Thank you for sharing the information. I haven't fired the gun yet, Because I have a question for you. My ejector is very lose. I can easily move it from side to side, even rotate it a bit. I assume this is not normal. Could you confirm please? Thanks.

Gadget mall: Excellent. Thanks. I have the blacks ones and that is exactly what is wrong With them.

drevilmt: my j22 wont dry fire it acts like it isn roostering

SlickVega: google 'Numrich gun parts' go to 'J' for Jennings, they have almost every part for sale, cheap too i think the takedown piece is like 7 or 8 bucks

frkmtz: Thanx for the advice, will be adjusting mine now.

donthav1: i bought one for nostalgia's sake since it's the gun i learned to shoot with. other than a few failure to ejects it works pretty good & is very accurate considering the barrel length. i'll hafta give the CCI's a try & see if they help

PaddyTheYankBastard: @KJOSCOT Are you giving it a Strong Pull? I found I was being a little sissy when pulling the slide back and not setting the pin/spring.

Ryan Gilkey: The most likely problem is the striker spring. The spring that actually forces the striker into the round when the sear is tripped.(There is no hammer / Firing pin in this weapon.) I believe numrich gun parts online store has them for sale cheap. If it is not the spring then most likely the striker itself is worn and should be replaced. Replacing both at once should save you shipping costs and frustration.

Karolyn Kimsey: DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDDDDDDDDDDDDDDE!!! You - Too much TalKie- GET 2 THA POINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!, I came here for instructions, not chit chat (Duh)

Isaac Badgerow: How course of steal wool do I use?

Noah Diamond: That is why it's nick name is the "Bob Marley"... Cause it always be Jammin'!

Hueg Morris: I had one of these and the bryco 380 You definetly havta strip it completly and debur EVERY THING. when I first took mine out to the range, had nothing but probles, wouldnt eject any spent rounds. I dont know about yours, but mine would only run CCI MaxiMags. Defintly that extractor port/seat needs work, and the face of the extrartor needs the stamp filed flat. After a good parts detailing, gun ran flawlessly but only with the CCI maximags. What kinda ammo do you run?

smokkedatweed: How do u do u fix the safety my friend says his dnt work

SouthSide Pretty: hey i have a Jennings model 38 .32cal...and my magazine clip went bad im wondering if you know if there is any place i can buy another magazine for it.???

Gene Edwards: I also experimented with a new dry lube RZ-50, that I've been using on my Beretta 96, seems to be working great!!! I'm sure someone will prob tell me im crazy for using it, I just hope they will tell me why if they do. It repels oil, dust and dirt, prevents corrosion...i guess time will tell, but i put about 400 rounds through my 96 a week, with no wear issues yet. Also, a nice wad of Never-dull works great for cleaning and polishing any of the small, tight areas on the j-22's slide.

theseakite2: I'm getting one tomorrow, pray tell, what ammo works best for you? Thanks in advance for your advice.

Ryan Gilkey: To be honest Im not certain about the .25, I do not own one and have never stripped one down. I would imagine that they are similar, and in any case the trick I used on this weapon in pretty much a universal fix for rimfires. I believe that the .25 is a center-fire rimless cartridge so I'm not sure if it would help. A detail strip and a good cleaning never hurts though.

Gestapo Pussyranch: I think the best advice you could give would be, "Dont buy a Jennings".

James Odinsson: freaking saturday night specials!!!

89cruzjc: what if when reassembling it i put spring in first and then the firing pin. i know it wont work any more but how do i get it open i cant strip it any more seems to be stuck at slide wont go back far enough to take off and take down button wont go far enough in to get slide off any one that may be able to help me with this?

zeekwolfe: Thanks for the video. My Jennings has been plagued by jamming no matter the ammunition I used. I'm going to strip it down and follow the advice about deburring and smoothing the moving parts. The accuracy of this pistol is horrible, but I guess your average mugger is closer than five feet away and at that distance even the Jennings J-22 can't miss. At least I hope it can't miss.

Ryan Gilkey: Theres a pin below the barrel when you have the slide off, Push it out w a punch and use a set of soft jaw pliers and pull the barrel forward until it comes out.

sendspamhereyahoocom: In the video next to the firing pin spring you have a small metal ball. My J22 has an orange plastic cylinder that goes at this spot. A recess in the orange piece fits onto the rear of the striker. It protrudes from the rear in the hole in the release to show roostered.

YuanIsDope: all the guts n springs ..? this is not a body

jeremiahbf117: I just purchased a J22 and somthing was missing from the safety mechanism. As best I can tell, it is the safety ball, but having never seen another J22, I'lm not sure. My question is, is that small stainless ball near the remainder of your parts the safety ball, or am I mistaken.

himmeler88: I collect pot metal guns. I have a J22 just like yours, it needs help, but I'm doing a lot of your stuff to fluff and buff it. Also, I just won a Lorcin 25 and I own about a half dozen pot metal guns like Raven, Davis 380, Phoenix HP, FIE titan, etc. Good info video.

robdnor: so someone else said they did this to their J.A. 22, i am wondering, from either the video creator or jujitsujoe, would there be any specific differences i would need to note between a j/ja 22 compared to a J.A. 25? i had a bryco j22 in the past. it seems that the internals are based on the same frame and principles as the j/ja 22, are they not? please let me know whether they are similar or not.

zentanker: The only real "fix" for this gun is to throw it in the trash. Any efforts to make it anything other than a cheap piece of crap would be a laughable waste of time.. I bought one at a gun show, new in box because I was genuinely curious what a $40 pistol would be capable of. I don't think I ever managed to fire more than 3 rounds at a time without some kind of failure. Most blind grandmothers can throw wet dog turds with more accuracy. After disassembling I threw the parts into dumpsters

Ryan Gilkey: Im not sure how to, i tried setting it as a response to your page. I shot it some more this afternoon and I would recomend a lighter oil than mobile 1, too thick for the tiny parts, and .22 shoots so dirty that the thick oil is only good for 150 rds or so.

iTzzEuphoriaaaaaa: How are you gunna diss the jennings ?? its a great gun dude i have had no problems with mine .. of course its not a garbage j22 model ..

whitetiger88101: I also polished the feed ramp and to help it cycle more smooth i did 600grit wet sand paper the sides of the rails of the gun to make is cycle smooth while i was at it i sanded the barrel and barrel mount i found this to cycle better for my J-22 . I did have to use my dremel tool to improve the extractor notch on the side of the barrel now it ejects 100% no problems. I need cheap extra magazines.. !

Ryan Gilkey: Be careful if you do open up the chamber relief for the extractor. You only want to remove a small amount of metal. As for blowing casings, its big box, cheap ammo, its going to shoot dirty if it shoots at all and i will cause more malfunctions and wear on your firearm. The casings are cheaply made and are prone to catastrophic failure, especially the Remmington bulk.

Hueg Morris: Maybe this gun should be called the gun smith special with a decent michanical aptitude, understanding of manufacturing, and understanding of how a pistol works can do this to their pistol

Rodrigo Baylon: hey there... how stiff does the extractor feel?... my question is because mine feels loose but i am not sureif its normal or it has a bad spring... let me know.. i will appreciate it

Ryan Gilkey: The late model safetys are of a horrible design and the hole for the detent on the fire position is actually larger than the detent ball. Meaning alot of times its harder than hell to put the safety back on from the fire position. Its not common for it to not be possible without use of a screwdriver.

booyalakasha1: @TENNESSEERULES619 Call jimenez at (877) 241-9938 u need: Firing pin assy. $4.00, Sear spring $2.00 and the Takedown button $4.00. Hope this helps.

ShortGuy1792: I've got a really old J-22 which by some miracle works perfectly fine in terms of reliability. My only complaint is that it has too strong a trigger pull. I'll have to give that sear thing a try.

Shanobix209: did you ever fix it?

Ryan Gilkey: I would remove and examine the extractor, be careful its spring loaded, it sounds damaged. If it is I would recommend replacing it. If you still have the problem with extraction then I would suggest notching the barrel like I did in the video.

Migs4000: @PaddyTheYankBastard Are you using the CCI Quik-shoks? That's the only bullet I know that will fragment from a pistol. Winchester makes a .22lr bullet that fragments and sends a lead chunk down for penetration.

cursivedragon: These things just suck! I shot about 5 clips worth of ammo and every pull jammed the gun. Took it back several times. Gunsmith solution; spray it with WD-40 before firing.

Noah Diamond: Sincerely, this really is a great pistol. It's not the BEST gun, but it's WAY better than no gun. If you can't afford a more expensive pistol, you won't be disappointed with the latest model which has been highly refined. I am actually impressed with the new model, and they FIXED the extractor spring problem. It honestly looks like they went over the entire pistol and refined it all over. No need to use steel wool. Just keep it clean. Clean it every 50-60 shots. If it jams, just clean it.

ds75751: Hello, Could I see a close up of the filed extractor, I did the sandpaper and steel wool treatment and it went great, The feed issues are gone, If there is a way to get a close up please.

Joseph Browning: Hey, Nice video. I have the JA-22 and have done the fluff and buff stuff on it and it shoots super nice. It was neat to see some of the differences of the two. I wonder if I could switch out the ja-22's plastic trigger with one of the older metal ones from the J-22?

Ryan Gilkey: I believe your asking about the slide safety detentioner. Small silver ball BB looking piece?

ds75751: Is there a Pic, Closeup of the filed extractor hook. Please.

xzqzq: @sendspamhereyahoocom I lost the take-down button years ago... never did find it.

rudy384: having trouble taking mine apart after cleaning it and putting back together and forgetting to put in barrel spring. any suggestions

booyalakasha1: @paul50489 Add thickness to the bottom of the magbase where the mag catch holds the mag in. Use a steel shim and gorillaglue, or call (877) 241-9938 and order another mag.

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