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Hello all,

I recently purchased a new Mark 23. Whenever fired, the magazine falls out unless I manually hold it in place. Like the pistol, the two magazines are brand new and came with the pistol. I have confirmed that the magazine release is not being unintentionally pressed, and I have confirmed that the magazines are being properly seated and firmly retained by the magazine release(while not firing). It is worth noting that the magazine release appears to achieve the full range of motion when operated, and the spring properly returns it to the natural resting position(observed both inside the magazine well and on the lever itself). It is also worth noting that both the magazines and the magazine release do not appear misshapen. This issue is not present when manually cycling ammunition by working the slide. My guess is that the magazine release spring(Part No. 215737) became stiff or weak due to age, and as a result, compresses under the recoil vibration, allowing the magazine to fall free. Does anyone have any pinsight as to the cause of/remedy to this issue?

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I’m a bit confused…you say the pistol and magazines are “brand new”, but believe that the release spring may have become stiff or weak “due to age”? :unsure:

Did you buy the gun NIB from a dealer or private party? Have you verified they are MK 23 magazines?
 

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I’m a bit confused…you say the pistol and magazines are “brand new”, but believe that the release spring may have become stiff or weak “due to age”? :unsure:

Did you buy the gun NIB from a dealer or private party? Have you verified they are MK 23 magazines?
It was new from dealer, they are MK 23 magazines. By "due to age" I meant just sitting there in the store for who knows how many years might have done something to the spring but im just spit-balling.
 

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Well, then enjoy shooting your MK23 with one hand holding the mag in place… :rolleyes:
 

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Wow. I just want to make sure I understand what is going on here. New user. Signs up for the HKPRO forum. Heads directly to the Customer Service sub-forum. Describes a problem. Will not use the advice that he is given. @HK CS1 might want to help you out. Unless this is a troll.
 
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