For those of you counting, this is the second time I have posted a question about a gun not shooting every time I pulled the trigger. This time the rifle is the Ruger Mini 30.
The rifle feeds ammo just fine. There is never a hang up or failure to ejecct. Every time I pull the trigger, the gun does not fire. When it does not fire, the primer is dimpled every time. There is no pattern to the times it does not shoot.
I took it apart just as the directions and videos tell you too. I did not try to take the bolt apart, or the trigger assembly. I looked it over before I did anything, and could see very little dirt or grease. Whereas it was not pristine, it was not gunky either.
I went ahead and used Hoppe 9 on it and cleaned everything best I could. I used plastic brushes, Q-tips, wipes, and air to clean all the internal parts. I used a bore brush and wipes on the barrel.
I put it back together without oil or lubrication. When I took it out to shoot it only fired 2 of the 3 rounds in the magazine. The rounds are a mixed bag and look to have been kept dry at least.
Also, are the mini 14 and mini 30 trigger assemblies interchangeable? I have a Mini 14 that I have not taken out yet. If I take it apart will it look the same as the 30, and could I put the 14's trigger assemly in my 30?