Looking For Firing Pin Churchill Highlander .270 Cal.

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Stainless Bushmaster, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Stainless Bushmaster

    Stainless Bushmaster New Member

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    any one know where I can find this little digger and its little freind mr. spring...? Butterknife bolt action intermittent missfire put the same
    ammo in my Rem. 7600 SemiAuto and fires normally...
    Indention in the primer looks to be insufficiant to do the job...
     
  2. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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  3. Stainless Bushmaster

    Stainless Bushmaster New Member

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    Thank you M14sRock, didn't realize I was quoting that wrong had a 7600 but a freind and
    I traded. Kinda supprised at your knowelege of the remingtons most don't like them
    but have never had one let me down EVER. Any way what do you think of the possibility
    that My friends spring is clogged up and there is no real need for a fireing pin... have
    you delt with this Churchill Highlander model at all...??

    Semi Auto
     
  4. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Take the bolt apart and clean the firing pin channel.

    This is one area that should never be oiled.



    A quick Google reveals this is made in Italy, and Numrich does not have any parts available,.
     
  5. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    I like the Rem pumps. Have a 7600 carbine in '06 now, but have owned several of the Rem pumps and autos over the years. The Benoits use Rem pumps exclusively and they are the most successful deer hunting family out there.

    I have not used your Churchill, but if it is leaving a dent in the primer the firing pin/striker is probably not broken. So the spring is either fouled and gummed up, or too weak. Easiest fix to try will be changing out the original (import) spring with one by a reputable company, Wolff.
     
  6. Stainless Bushmaster

    Stainless Bushmaster New Member

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    Have already ordered the spring from Wolf thanks to you and will pull the pin and
    clean out the channel. I didn't see anything that said I'm worn on the Pin myself
    but I dont have the knowelege or the vanity to say it is the problem so I will listen
    to my betters and try the Spring before Stupidity sets in... hehe..

    thanks all..
     
  7. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Cool beans. Make sure to let us know how it turns out.
     
  8. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    It sounds like it needs cleaning and a new firing pin spring to me too. Be careful when changing that spring-it's a booger to compress.
     
  9. Stainless Bushmaster

    Stainless Bushmaster New Member

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    Not exactly looking forward to it at all... have seen what it was like to re-cock in order
    to get it back into the rifle once it had been released.... ooops...

    any tricky Idea's to make it easier than taking the striker off a bic Lighter for the
    flint?....
     
  10. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Can you post some pics of your bolt.
     
  11. Stainless Bushmaster

    Stainless Bushmaster New Member

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    Bolt Pic's Sorry M-14's Rock

    Sorry Guy,

    Have been away on vacation at Diamond lake for a few days,
    haven't been able to post. We did finally get it put in, and as you
    said took a bit of fanagling but finally got the pup out... Jeezz the inside
    of that thing was a crudball... evidently the previous owner had no
    Idea that they need cleaning from time to time... old spring was of
    course clogged but found two coils of the spring broken and lodged
    in gunk in the front of the bolt. removed and dropped the whole thing
    in solvent and wirebrushed it out. put the new spring in and had a
    bit of bear putting it back together "chased the spring twice" but that'll
    happen I guess till you find a better Idea...?? hehehe
    Took it out with us to Diamond Lake and tested it albeit expensive on
    some grouse hunting. Worked like a champ... Thanks for all your
    help.

    J.O.A.T.M.O.N.

    The peanut gallery.
     
  12. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Outstanding. Glad it worked out for you.