Got it today. Wiped off most of the cosmo and soaked in boiling water to loosen the crud up. Then finished it off with mineral spirits. Looks great now.
Anyhow, I'm pretty sure I put the mag back together the way I took it apart, but now I'm second guessing myself. The mag loads fine enough but when I go to unload it by hand the first and sometimes 2nd round out is almost impossible. After that, the last 7 are easy to get out.
I remember reading on here somewhere about someone getting a mag with the spring in upside down...but I flipped the spring over and it still does the same thing.
It does however seem to cycle all the rounds fine through the gun itself.
PICS would be greatly appreciated!
Mandatory pic of new firearm.
P.S. Any info on this ammo in the pic? has a 22 on the shells.
Some of my mags where like that and both of my Romanian TT-33s where 100% reliable. You say the rounds cycle fine so put the mag spring back the right way, its normal. The real feed lips of TT-33s and clones are on the inside of the hammer/sear assy. not the mag and are smoother to come out of the mag when inserted into the gun.
Those 2 pieces sticking out front are the main feeding "lips" of the handguns design.