Thanks Bill and Joe, so true. My wife has broken "hands" on her Colts and she doesn't even shoot that much. This past summer we had Oglesby and Oglesby action tune her guns. They had to replace several small parts for wear. Several matches ago, we watched as someones ejector housing and rod went flying through the air. More a matter of not being tightened properly. After so many rounds you need to check the screws on your SA to be sure nothing has shaken loose. The most mechanical failure I see, is folks trying to get their old shotguns to shoot.
[This message has been edited by Ned Roundtree (edited January 10, 2000).]