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Old November 10, 2020, 10:15 AM   #1
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Iver Johnson shotgun

I have just one question about iver johnson shotguns.. A friend of mine asked me if it was safe to fire the shotgun with a broken lock bolt spring ?
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Old November 10, 2020, 01:41 PM   #2
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Why would anyone want to fire any broken weapon ? ? ?
1. The pattern board is your friend, use the Dam thing!!!
2. The maximum range of a firearm and/or cartridge, is usually measured in miles, and means nothing.
2a. The effective range of a firearm and/or cartridge, is usually (the ability of the shooter) measured in yards, and means everything.
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Old November 10, 2020, 07:23 PM   #3
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No it wouldn't be safe.
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Old November 11, 2020, 04:24 AM   #4
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Old November 11, 2020, 04:52 AM   #5
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Search E-bay. "Iver Johnson shotgun parts" Try Numrich. Talk with a local crotchety Olde Gunsmith.
There are a lot of those old shotguns.Many have gone to parts.

Why not find one,make one,or have one made? Fix it!!
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Old November 11, 2020, 02:21 PM   #6
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Firing any broken firearm isn't safe.
A great deal depends on which IJ shotgun it is too.
Gunparts is showing a brand new Locking Bolt Spring for an IJ Champion at $13.75.
E-Bay funds the people who want to take your firearms away from you.
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Old November 12, 2020, 03:45 AM   #7
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Sounds like a no-brainer to me. What does a lock bolt spring do? Just from the name sounds like it has something to do with locking the gun shut.

Firing a gun that is supposed to be locked shut and isn't is generally a BAD THING. Also to do it on purpose is more than barking STUPID!

Hope you told him something like that...
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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