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Old January 25, 2010, 12:28 PM   #8
Jeff #111
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Join Date: July 25, 2001
Location: Idaho
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FWIW, all SxS doubles should be checked for a tight/loose hinge via removing the forend, turning the shotgun upside-down, and trying to wriggle the barrels while the opening lever is held in the open position.

They should also be checked for being on/off "face", via viewing the joint between the action face and the rear of the barrels, from the side, with the gun/barrels "closed", and a strong light behind the gun.
Any opening, or angle should be evident.

Never dry fire them - changing FP's is a PITA.

OH ! And.......never pull both triggers at once.
( Don't ask )
Did the check just like you instructed. It's tight.Thanks for the info.

When I purchased the shotgun a I also got a couple 12 gauge Snap Caps. Something told me that dry firing wouldn't be too good and I don't like the idea of leaving an action cocked for an indefinite time. I've always figured it might be hard on the spring.

Darn just one trigger at a time? I had this image of me letting go with two barrels at once. Ouch.
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