light primer strike

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Tachelberry
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light primer strike

Post by Tachelberry » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:35 pm

Model 8 issue. There appears to be very little spring pressure when the trigger is pulled. I have never fire the rifle as it was a recent purchase. The result is a very light primer strike that is not enough to set the primer off. I was wondering if I could get some advise before I pull the rifle apart. Thanks

chas1949
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Re: light primer strike

Post by chas1949 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:20 am

Make sure front screw on bottom tang is tight, this secures the main spring (hammer) and trigger spring. If loose the hammer will not have enough energy when striking firing pin.

Also does firing pin move freely in the bolt carrier and is not broken?

Tachelberry
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Re: light primer strike

Post by Tachelberry » Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:28 am

Thanks for the reply chas1949. I took the rifle apart Friday night. I was able to determine the main main spring tension was light coupled with a lot of internal grime. The rifle now functions as intended. You nailed it chas1949.

chas1949
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Re: light primer strike

Post by chas1949 » Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:55 pm

Glad I could help

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