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Took my brand new 53K out today and had a FTE EVERY time. Ammo choice did not matter. I am thinking the best thing to may be to send it back to Vector. Any thoughts?
 

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Well, FTIW I have the Vector Mp5-40 clone and it took 3 trips to the factory and most HK parts including complete HK bolt and mags to get it to fire 95-99%. In my case it was the spacing between the upper and the trigger pack.
 

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I have a feeling the Locking piece is incorrect for the gun.

Also check the basics: Bolt gap, extractor spring, scrub the piss out of the chamber flutes, check recoil spring, semi shelf height/ejector clearance etc. Also make sure its good ammo as well.
 

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I did all of that, except for checking the bolt gap before I went to the range. I am going to check the extractor today and clean it again and try one more time with high quality 5.56 nato spec ammo. My other Vector eats everything and that's kind of what I expected from this one. It is brand new and under warranty, what about just sending it back to Vector?
 

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That's EXACTLY what I was thinking! They talk all about the 5 year warranty, why not use it right?!!:41:
 

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"My other Vector eats everything"

My guess the Vector you mention above is an older one... The "New" Vector does not seem to have a very good record.

I would send it back for warranty work or replacement immediately.

Also, I think the rifle caliber K's can be a very finicky beast and I personally would only order one from Ghilli or someone who really knows how to make them run.

Good luck
 

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"My other Vector eats everything"

My guess the Vector you mention above is an older one... The "New" Vector does not seem to have a very good record.

I would send it back for warranty work or replacement immediately.

Also, I think the rifle caliber K's can be a very finicky beast and I personally would only order one from Ghilli or someone who really knows how to make them run.

Good luck
+1 same for my experiences
 

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I think that is what I will do. I just completed a dis-assembly and cleaning and everything looks to be in order except that there are no dates or stamps of any kind on the bolt or carrier. My other Vector has German stamps and dates all over it. Also, it almost looked to me as if the parts were pretty well used too.... I will be calling Vector in the morning.:41: The gun looks great but if it doesn't function it is nothing more than an expensive paperweight. How is Vector's warranty service? Turnaround time, willingness to repair etc?
 

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LP?
 

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Ahh, lower pack? SUO semi.
 

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Got it , I will check and then post the number that is one there.
 

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OK, here are the numbers: it should be noted that one one side of the mag well, it is stamped V93 then the other side 53K.

The bolt, not sure if that is what it is called, the small silver piece that the locking piece fits into is marked 003337 and BW.

The LP is a #15.

Does this help understand what is happening with this weapon?

Thanks for all your help guys!
 

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how high does the ejector lever sit in the bolt head when the cocking lever is pulled to the rear? New Vectors seem to be notoriously bad for having low shelves and therefore not getting the ejector in position to remove the spent round......pull the cocking lever to the rear and see if the ejector is high up in the channel in the bolt head or if there is a gap

I would not waste my time sending it back to Vector......send it to Ghillie and get it done right if you can't get it running.......I bet it will work and look a heck of a lot better than the finish on it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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OK, here are the numbers: it should be noted that one one side of the mag well, it is stamped V93 then the other side 53K.

The bolt, not sure if that is what it is called, the small silver piece that the locking piece fits into is marked 003337 and BW.

The LP is a #15.


Does this help understand what is happening with this weapon?

Thanks for all your help guys!
I wouldn't be so sure that it's a #15 LP. They ground down #8's and re-marked them as #15 at least this is how mine appeared to be done. Doesn't look anything like my german #15 LP. This could be the problem, just a guess though.
 

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My first thought was to send it to Vector because it is under warranty. After what I spent on the gun I don't think I should have to spend any more money just to get it to function...
 

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Just spoke to Vector and they were very friendly. They said that the K models are notorious for needing to be broken in and that I should try another 100 rounds or so of steel case ammo. If after that, it is still malfunctioning they said they would be happy to take it back and look at it, no cost to me. Thoughts??
 
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