Having an aesthetically correct U.N.C.L.E. Special is one thing, if it is incapable of reliably sending rounds downrange each time the trigger is pulled—well, then you're left a cool-looking paperweight.
It appears I'm going to need to postpone accuracy testing of my U.N.C.L.E. carbine (i.e., "The Acid Test Affair") due to unresolved technical problems: Unfortunately, it's exhibiting some failure to feed issues.
While it's somewhat common for semi-automatics to behave finicky when hollow points are involved; in my nearly 40 years of shooting, I've never experienced such behavior with full-metal-jacket ammunition—that is until the other day.
They say trouble comes in threes. If that's the case, good news must come in twos. This long two-year project of building my own live-ammo firing "Man From U.N.C.L.E." Special has finally come to an end.