Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gunsmithing & Do-It-Yourself Projects > DIY Projects > 22 lr wont fire

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-08-2011, 05:49 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jon1992d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Posts: 681
Liked 55 Times on 31 Posts

Default 22 lr wont fire

I have an older bolt action 22 Cal long rifle marlin. I'm not sure how old but more than 7 years for sure. For some reason it won't fire. I've taken it apart and cleaned it top to bottom but when I pull the trigger nothing happens not even a click. Any suggestions on what mite be wrong?



__________________

Have Gun....Will Travel

jon1992d is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 08-08-2011, 09:43 AM   #2
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 16,373
Liked 8428 Times on 3655 Posts
Likes Given: 1300

Default

1. Safety is on
2. Sear is not catching the striker when bolt is closed, so it goes all the way forward
3. Mainspring broken



__________________

<--- Your Moderators at our weekly Troll Hunt

c3shooter is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jon1992d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Posts: 681
Liked 55 Times on 31 Posts

Default

I know the saftey is off when I fire. I think the firring pin is mushroomed or when I pull the trigger the thing that hits the pin isn't releasing.

__________________

Have Gun....Will Travel

jon1992d is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 07:10 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
willshoum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houma, La.,La.
Posts: 5,169
Liked 1743 Times on 1258 Posts
Likes Given: 1986

Default FtF

Pm stalking bear or big shreck.......

__________________

For ever Vigilant..... One Shot One Kill.........

willshoum is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 07:18 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jon1992d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Posts: 681
Liked 55 Times on 31 Posts

Default

I'm not sure what that means. I'm acualy new into gunsmithing and still learning

__________________

Have Gun....Will Travel

jon1992d is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 07:54 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hiwall's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cleator,AZ
Posts: 3,259
Liked 698 Times on 448 Posts
Likes Given: 226

Default

To start with we need the brand and model number for this gun so we know what it is that you have. If it is a single shot then you might have to manually cock it before it will fire. Tell us exactly what gun it is and we'll find out what is wrong with it. When you push the bolt forward is there resistance (like pushing on a spring)? Or does the bolt move freely forward and backwards? Is the trigger springy? Or when you pull the trigger does it stay back?

__________________

Just walking on the edge of of my grave.

hiwall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 08:20 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jon1992d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Posts: 681
Liked 55 Times on 31 Posts

Default

I will post the numbers as soon as i get home as of now i can tell you it is a marlin. When i use the bolt it goes back and forward very easily and feels free. when i pull the trigger i guess you can say it feels like a spring. it dosent make any noise no clicks or anything. As i said i will post the numbers so we can see exactly what it is as soon as I get home. Thanks everyone for helping so far.

__________________
jon1992d is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 03:56 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hydrashok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Atlanta,TEXAS!
Posts: 705
Default

The mainspring may have lost the amount of tension necessary for the firing pin to hit the primer hard enough to cause it to ignite.

Also, is your bolt clean?? I have seen flakes of unfired gunpowder, carbon, dust, and gunk buildup cause enough resistance to keep the firing pin from protruding far enough. It's more common in semi-autos, but I've seen it in bolt actions.

__________________

-=Jerry A. Goodson=-

Tri-State Tactical
1010 N. Louise St.
Atlanta, Texas 75551
430-342-3376

http://www.3tactical.com
hydrashok is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 04:41 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jon1992d's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania
Posts: 681
Liked 55 Times on 31 Posts

Default

Thanks for the help everyone when I took it completely apart I saw the mainsting wasn't releasing. I got it worked out and it's back to new. Thanks again for all the help!

__________________

Have Gun....Will Travel

jon1992d is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 09:20 AM   #10
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 10,061
Liked 2658 Times on 1549 Posts
Likes Given: 1178

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jon1992d View Post
I know the saftey is off when I fire. I think the firring pin is mushroomed or when I pull the trigger the thing that hits the pin isn't releasing.
With the bolt removed, can you manually move the firing pin?
Will the trigger release the sear without the bolt (use you finger to gently allow the hammer to fall)?

Dry fire will do a lot of damage to a .22lr.


__________________

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)

danf_fl is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
sks wont eject round therealtom88 AK & SKS Discussion 5 01-04-2010 07:58 PM
Wont Cycle Lupo AR-15 Discussion 11 08-18-2009 10:16 PM
Why wont the GOP let me help? Jesse17 Politics, Religion and Controversy 12 04-25-2009 09:05 PM
They still wont let Dick Heller register his gun! sculker The Club House 13 07-19-2008 10:01 PM
Erma EP22 wont cock 6shooterjunction .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 1 05-18-2007 09:21 PM