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winterizing rem pumps

So...Thursday I hunted all day....near 3-4pm I had 2 shots on 2 doe...long story short...CLICK both times..primer lightly dented...gun is fine...had to been frozen...


What do I do to remedy the issue?

I don't wanna pay a gunsmith if I can help it...I have 3 to do..


Guessing I have to take the action out...I've never done it...but I am alright with guns...how hard is it?


Once its out..what do I degrease with? Should I just leave it degreased? Or what NEEDS lubed? What do I lube with?

I think leaving them dry would be fine...I have loads developed... I shoot a few rounds before the season to check the scope then hunt...not shooting high numbers or rapid fire sessions on the range etc...so i think running them dry would be the best bet...


I was pretty disappointed and shocked the gun didn't go off! Lol
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Re: winterizing rem pumps

My dad used to have this problem occasionally. It was actually caused by putting to much oil and lubricant inside. The oil and lubricant would freeze and cause it to not fire.

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I always flush the triggers out with regular lighter fluid.
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Re: winterizing rem pumps

Yep....now I need to know how to fix the issue properly...lol


Part is the rifles age and previous owners and no easy way to get the action out...so I never degreased them..the other is the foaming boar cleaner I use I think...I lost my spout and sprayed from the muzzle and it foamed the breech...that probably doesn't help...

Lessons learned...now gotta get em all cleaned and "winterized"...just not sure what the best options are...
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Re: winterizing rem pumps

That sounds like a gummed up firing pin. Adding lubrication won't fix it. Ol residue gets in there over time and oil just makes it worse. Bolt needs disassembled and completely cleaned/ degreased . Lighter fluid works well, but brake cleaner does too. Clean, dry, reassembled with a very light coat of quality gun oil to spring and pin should fix ya.
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Re: winterizing rem pumps

If its a pump, doesn't the trigger come out like an 870? Push out the pins, clean the trigger assembly and reassemble? Spray the crud out with bore scrubber.

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Clean it good, anything that needs lubed, lube with dry graphite......

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Re: winterizing rem pumps

C-money...the trigger comes out easy.... that's not the issue...the issue is the firing pin...


I've watched the video on breaking them down....man...I just don't know...

Also wanna replace all my o rings...so I may have to dive in and break them down....


I don't think anything in the bolt actually needs lubed? Contact points that move...but nothing in the bolt...


Wish I could hose them down and test them to see if the is enough lol...they don't come apart easy that's for sure....
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Need a special tool to disassemble the firing pin in rem pump. Crap gets built up. IMHO needs done every year of you do more than walk to your stand and back in good weather. Unless you want to just dent primers on first two or three rounds you rack through possibly.

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