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Old 12-31-2012, 09:37 AM   #11
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Your not going to hurt the rifle, so just give the bolt a nice firm whack with your palm. Mine tends to tighten up on me when it get pretty hot. A good firm whack solves that problem.
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #12
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I followed the advice given by other members along with the video posted on youtube and cleaned the chamber with a 20 ga brush coated with JB bore cleaner using a drill and cleaning rod. Then followed that up with a 12 ga mop. I also polished the firing pin using 600 grit sandpaper. After cleaning everything up...the gun shoots and ejects the shells as smooth as silk. Thanks for everyones help !!!
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Originally Posted by GaryGlock View Post
That's just a characteristic of the gun. Slap her around like a dirty Russian. I've heard of people trimming the spring on the firing pin but I haven't done it and wouldnt wanna risk it personally. Like I said just slap it around.
The firing pin spring would have nothing to do with the described problem.

Most likely, in order are: dirty chamber, dirty chamber and dirty chamber. There are other rare instances of burs or other problems but removal of 60 years of dried comsmoline, varnish, and who knows what else usually fixes the problem.
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