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04-19-2010, 06:49 PM
Does the two piece firing pin have a clip or something to hold the two pieces together so it doesn't have any slop in it when fired? The reason I am asking is, I have one that will not fire, will barely make a mark on the rim. The headspace is good and I can't find anything else that looks suspicious. Thanks


Dennis D.
04-20-2010, 03:57 PM
Jackie, one area to check is the cocking ramp. Take the action out of the stock and remove the trigger. Strip the bolt and remove the firing pin spring and firing pin, reassemble the bolt without them and put it back in the action and close the bolt. The cocking cam slot should line up exactly with the slot where the trigger goes through the action. I've seen two where these did not line up as they should and the sear on the cocking piece was hitting the cocking cam on the bolt taking up firing pin energy. A little CAREFUL reshaping of the side of the cocking piece will generally take care of it.


04-20-2010, 09:07 PM
I will give that a try.