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Baikal Slide Lock Back!

Discussion in 'Technical' started by TheArmedBear, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. TheArmedBear

    TheArmedBear BearCurious!

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    Seem to be plagued with problems since I bought a Baikal Makarov two days ago!

    First the slide locked back & wouldn't budge... took it back to the shop. it was replaced with another.

    Seemed ok & actually got to fire it & field strip it... all going well...
    Then the safety jammed!... couldn't get it out of the fire position....

    Followed a YouTube video (see below) to attempt to free it up... Then, Ta Daa! the slide ended up locked back on number two!....

    To avoid feeling like a complete knob taking a second one back to the shop.... Can anyone help me?

    From the comments on the video, I'm not alone with this problem... but none of the advice appears to work for me....

    can't get the safety lever out to do that trick on vid.... & the comment about pressing with a screwdriver on the serrations of the hammer doesn't seem to do anything... feel a bit thick!


    Mak lock back.jpg
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2019
  2. SandShooter

    SandShooter Engaging Member

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    No idea of the cure BUT I know what causes this:

    The "recoil" spring around the barrel is too long and gets coil bound when you lock the slide back meaning you cannot pull the slide back any further to release the pressure on the slide lock. If you can get the slide released then take a coil or two off the spring and bob's yer uncle.
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  3. robs5230

    robs5230 Oversprung

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    bideford devon
    Yes the spring is nasty heavy. I shortened mine.
    Drop the trigger guard down and give it a good old yank. It may just move the slide back far enough to strip it.
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