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Old 01-18-2014, 11:31 AM   #1
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Default Savage model 93 22WMR miss fire

I bought the rifle used, put a Nikon 4X scope on it and proceeded to sight it in.
It fired the first 3 shots, then the gun started to miss fire every other round. There is a mark from the firing pin, and I can put the round in again and get it to go off.
I pulled the bolt out and soaked it in G96 gun oil. Then it seemed to improve, but would still hiccup now and again, and it seemed to get worse after a few shots, as if heat somehow made it worse.

I switched ammo and started shooting Hornady, was shooting cheap Winchester white box, and I had 9 shots in a row with out a problem, thought it was definitely the ammo, but then on the 10th shot it miss fired.

I'm going to take it out again this morning, and I pray that the oil helped make it better after sitting for a month, but I feel that I may have to take it to a gun smith.

Any thoughts? ideas?
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:19 PM   #2
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First thought (lpre-coffee) is firing pin. I would call the manufacturers, if I remember correctly they require the gun to be sent in. They don't sell their Parts to gunsmiths.

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First thought (lpre-coffee) is firing pin. I would call the manufacturers, if I remember correctly they require the gun to be sent in. They don't sell their Parts to gunsmiths.

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Do you think a stronger spring, and sharpening the firing pin is possible? or even worth consideration
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Quite often just the tip of a firing pin breaks. Unless you look at firing pins every day you cannot see that the firing pin is broke without a new firing pin to compare it too. Send the bolt to savage to have a new firing pin installed.
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Do NOT "Sharpen the firing pin". They are only so long- grinding it will make it shorter.

Possibility that you have dried oil/ gunk in the firing pin channel. Try taking the bolt and soaking it for a day or two in a solvent (mineral spirits). Then (wearing safety glasses) blow it out with a product such as Gunscrubber, shake out surplus, wipe dry, lube LIGHTLY.

I collect older 22s from the 40s and 50s- Marlins, Remingtons and Mossbergs. I usually pull the bolts all the way down- and the FP channel is usually the dirtiest spot on the rifle.
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Do NOT "Sharpen the firing pin". They are only so long- grinding it will make it shorter.

Possibility that you have dried oil/ gunk in the firing pin channel. Try taking the bolt and soaking it for a day or two in a solvent (mineral spirits). Then (wearing safety glasses) blow it out with a product such as Gunscrubber, shake out surplus, wipe dry, lube LIGHTLY.

I collect older 22s from the 40s and 50s- Marlins, Remingtons and Mossbergs. I usually pull the bolts all the way down- and the FP channel is usually the dirtiest spot on the rifle.
Thanks for the info!
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