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Chesterton77 07-30-2013 07:58 PM

Winchester Model 37
 
Anyone have experience with a Winchester Model 37 scattergun? I have one that has ceased firing - just goes 'click.' I'm figuring either a broken firing pin or a headspace problem. Any thoughts?

danf_fl 07-30-2013 08:23 PM

Does the hammer fall, but it does not fire?
I would suspect firing pin.

Chesterton77 07-30-2013 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl
Does the hammer fall, but it does not fire?
I would suspect firing pin.

Exactly - hammer is in good shape, but nothing happens. You are probably right - I'm going to pull it apart and see what I find. I'm new to fixing guns, so your input is helpful.

mountainman13 07-30-2013 08:59 PM

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/Winchester-33573/Shotguns-42603/37-41811.htm

hiwall 07-30-2013 10:45 PM

With the barrel open and gun cocked you can put a finger over the firing pin hole and pull the trigger. You will feel the pin hit your finger if it is not broken(which yours is very likely to be broken).

mountainman13 07-30-2013 10:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hiwall (Post 1320532)
With the barrel open and gun cocked you can put a finger over the firing pin hole and pull the trigger. You will feel the pin hit your finger if it is not broken(which yours is very likely to be broken).

Word of warning, it might sting a bit. Lol

danf_fl 07-30-2013 11:07 PM

Instead of a finger, I use a soft wood piece (like pine).
Then I have impression of firing pin hit.
That way I can see if the firing pin may have the tip broken off, also.

mountainman13 07-30-2013 11:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danf_fl (Post 1320552)
Instead of a finger, I use a soft wood piece (like pine).
Then I have impression of firing pin hit.
That way I can see if the firing pin may have the tip broken off, also.

Great tip. Avoids a bruised or bloodied finger tip.

Chesterton77 08-01-2013 11:27 PM

I used my finger once and it didn't feel very good. Thanks for the tip about using a piece of wood.


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