Trouble with a Tec-22

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by jcp123, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. jcp123

    jcp123 New Member

    Feb 13, 2006
    Hey guys, I'm new here. I got an Intratec Tec-22 a while back. It's a fun little gun, 30-rd. clip, reasonably accurate when you're close in. Looks pretty badass. However, it has a nasty tendency to jam, usually when you're chambering the first round and/or before the ~5. Doesn't matter how many are in the clip. Any ideas on how to cure this? The bolt looks like it's on a guide rod and might possibly be adjustible for spring tension. I put CCI Stinger HP through it, if that helps any.
  2. too_pointer

    too_pointer New Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Grayling, Mi.

  3. The problem is usually the Magazine, try a standard 10-22 mag. It'll probably solve your jamming problem. :)
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2006
  4. i have one. what shooter973 said.
  5. RKBA

    RKBA New Member

    Dec 24, 2005
    I have a TEC-22 and the kids love to shoot it, but it won't function properly with anything but the original mag....
  6. blime81

    blime81 New Member

    Mar 13, 2006
    The factory mags on these were made by ramline and marked for Intratec. Mine runs fine with ramlines that would choke a 10/22. (can't figure that one!) The Butler Creeks and Eagles will choke it everytime.

    Have you cleaned and lubed it well?
  7. b.goforth

    b.goforth New Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    houston, tx
    just test fired a tec-22 yesterday (same problem) afterseeing how and where the cartridge jammed i determined the the ejector is not engaging the fired cartridge before the bolt clears the magazine. this allows the cartridge in the mag to be released and knock the cartridge out of the extractor before it hits the ejector. as the bolt and new cartidge are going forward the loose cartridge is sometimes trapped between the bolt and the rear of the barrel area. i do not know it this is cauced by a design flaw or a worn ejector. the ejector appears to be molded with the lower frame and not replaceable. my opinion is because of magazine release placement this model will never be 100& reliable without a extra long ejector. this is a similar problem high standard encountered with the 22 short versions on the military grip target models. their solution was a longer ejector on the frame.
  8. tonelar

    tonelar New Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    A friend of mine came up with this solution for the Tec22, which fed well with magazines like the stock ramline but not with anything else. He tapped the stock ejector and threaded in a piece of rod (making the ejector longer by about a half inch).

    Now it extracts and ejects fine.
  9. SprayPray

    SprayPray New Member

    Apr 1, 2007
    can you or your friend send me drawing of this ejector modifacation? Thanks!
  10. REAPERNINK6661953

    REAPERNINK6661953 New Member

    Jun 17, 2008

  11. tonelar

    tonelar New Member

    Mar 17, 2006
    Will do, also the steel lips Butler Creek mags with Minimags work great as is.
    I can't draw good enough/
    I'll take some pics actually...

    Be sure and insert the mags then rock them fwd til you hear them click into place
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2008
  12. Jimpyro

    Jimpyro New Member

    May 21, 2009
    Sun Prairie, Wis.
    I have had trouble with fireing pins breaking. I had ten of them made from S-7 shock steel. It is supposed to be tougher than almost anything. If anyone needs one drop me a line. I'll have to get $35.00 plus shipping, but regular ones are going for $30.00.

  13. Ohioan

    Ohioan New Member

    May 28, 2009
    I had the same problem until I put in a Volquartsen extractor for a Ruger 10/22 whhich is interchangeable..If you look closely at the edges of the Tec-22 stock extractor, it is stamped with the irregular edges..The Volquartsen extractor is wire EDM'd from A2 heat treated tool steel with smooth edges. Alomg with a steel lips mag it works flawlessly with no further modification with all 22 ammo..I love my little "gangsta gun".. By the way, on the good steel lips mags (Butler Creek, etc.), look for the left hand lip to be taller than the right (as engaged in the gun), if not they will jam..Hope this helps...
  14. Jimdo

    Jimdo New Member

    Jun 1, 2009
    So. IL.
    Welcome to the wonderful world of Intratec. I have had many.... many.... Tec - 22's and Tec - 9's and sadly, more of them semi-functioned (jammed quite often) than functioned as they should.
  15. WBY300Mag

    WBY300Mag New Member

    Mar 6, 2010
    Hello everyone. New to the forum, found it through a google search for info about Tec 22s. I need a new hammer for mine and have found a few sources online: sksparts . com, copesdistributing . net , and numrich at gunpartscorp . com
    I have done a lot of research about these companies and all I can find out is: numrich is out of Tec 22 hammers, but copes and sksparts have them. I read about several people complaining that the hammers from sksparts don't fit well and require quite a lot of grinding, not to mention the lousy customer support.
    Can anyone on here add any info to what I already have? Is sksparts as bad as those few people made it sound? Any info about Copes?
    I know this is quite a lot to ask for a first post, but I love to plink with my little Tec 22 and with warmer weather coming I'm looking forward to running a few thousand rounds down range with it.
    Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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