View Full Version : How to tighten up a old gun ?

January 3, 2011, 11:06 AM
Ok the single barrel shot guns are piling up over here and a few are a bit worn . The main thing is the barrel pin , could you not bore it to a bigger pin or get bushings for it ? the lock ups i think i can fix with a bit of welding , grinding and polishing . i had one break open when it fired , not all the way but damn close :eek:

January 3, 2011, 12:20 PM
A gun opening upon firing tends to indicate a worn top lever spring - at least it did on my Browning and Savage/Fox guns. Hinge pins can be more tricky, depending on whether or not they were originally designed to be replacable

James K
January 3, 2011, 02:58 PM
Brownells sells hinge pins in several sizes along with the reamers to install them.

A gun opening when fired can be the result of several factors; loss of spring tension, wear on the locking block, wear on the barrel lug, etc.


January 5, 2011, 02:23 PM
whatta you know there out of stock . any body else sell them