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dw
January 8, 2000, 12:26 AM
I have in an older stevens .22 that does strike hard enough to fire some shells. On average it is about 2 out of 12. Do i just need to get a new firing pin or can i fix the problem with the firing pin i have. I took the gun completely apart and cleaned it very well and then put it back together it is a little better but still has problems.
derek

Jim V
January 8, 2000, 06:43 AM
It cvould be that the rifle was dry fired enough to have a burr on the side of the chamber where the firing pin strikes. That would prevent the round from chambering corectly and then prevent a correct FP strike on the cartridge. I would take the rifle to a gunsmith and have him/her check the chamber for such a burr and "iron" it out.

DON'T DRY fire the rifle.

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George Stringer
January 8, 2000, 09:36 AM
DW, Jim made a good point. The firing pin itself is certainly a possibility. Sometimes they can be stretched by carefully peaning behind the nose. It may also be your firing pin spring, a burr or dirt inside the bolt could slow the pins forward movement. George