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I bought a used bolt action 20ga this summer and just got out to shoot it. when i tried to shoot it it didnt go off and it looked like the firing pin hit the primer because there was a dent so im guessing the firing pin just didnt hit hard enough. any idea what the problem could be and if its easy/cheap to fix?
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Re: new gun problems

First try different ammo, if the stuff you are using is old it could be no good. Usually, it is gunked up from years of no cleaning or the wrong oil. Strip the bolt, clean the whole thing with lighter fluid and reassemble. If that does not work you have a weak spring.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 05:58 PM
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Re: new gun problems

Gumout will work to....I had that problem with my .06 when I bought it...
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 06:25 PM
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 07:11 PM
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Re: new gun problems

pull the whole bolt and soak it in Break Free

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Re: new gun problems

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pull the whole bolt and soak it in Break Free
A better idea, disassemble the bolt, clean everything including the inside of the bolt body with a solvent then apply a very light cost of BF and put then put it back together.

Soaking many times just moves the gunk from one place to another.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-20-2012, 08:30 PM
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Re: new gun problems

i had that same problem on a 20 guage mossberg bolt gun last year, it was a older bolt 1957 , i think but what happened was i pulled the trigger and nothing, looked at primer and there was a small dent in primer , but not enough to fire it, i pulled the fire pin and seen that it was worn bad enough rounded off a bit that it was not long enough to hit primer all the way, so got on gunbroker found the same one , got it shipped for $20 , looked at the new one to old one and sure enough new one was a bit longer put it in and fired the gun works everytime now, good luck hope this helped
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if you take it apart, make sure you know how to put it back together. a good soak and then rinse could fix it. worked for my 77/22.

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