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Brass shavings in bottom of receiver.

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by DTrykow, Sep 15, 2010.

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  1. DTrykow

    DTrykow Active Member

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    Looking for advice. I've noticed small brass shavings in the bottom of my K-80 receiver. Is it the gun or the reloader? Using Win AA's and a Dillon for a reloader.
    Thank you, Dave T.
     
  2. gdbabin

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    With one of my 3200s, it was the gun.



    Guy Babin
     
  3. scooterbum

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    I would look for a sharp edge anywhere that gun metal touches brass. You might find a shiny spot on the brass, where it is being shaved.
     
  4. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    My KX-5 would "catch" the brass shell head on the chamber mouth when I closed the gun if I used Remington hulls - it wouldn't do it with Federal shells because of their higher brass head. Krieghoff International basically shortened the travel of the ejector a little so the brass was already slightly inside the chamber mouth when the gun was closed.

    Ed
     
  5. Pride Engineer

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    My Krieghoff's do it with cheaper shells. Top quality shells, no problem.

    Mark Zauhar
     
  6. Bob Schultz

    Bob Schultz Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    The culprit is usually the firing pin hole. The bottom edge gets sharp and as the curved edge of the shell passes by a small shaving of brass is cut from the bottom edge of the shell brass. Any competent gunsmith can relieve this sharp edge with a small stone or burr.

    Bob Schultz.
     
  7. Shady Creek

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    It means you are using good shells.....GOOD LUCK
     
  8. krieghoff80

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    i had the same thing happen to me....norbert fixed it at san antonio.....the firing pins to through a "block" that is fitted in the receiver .... if the round ends don't fit properly and sit back just a hair..a edge from the receiver becomes apperent....my shavings came from the top shell...you'll have to have krieghoff or a train gunsmith work on it.... p.s. it does'nt matter if you use cheap or over priced shells..if the face is not even you'll shave brass
     
  9. thomaslea1

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    Had it with my Guerini right after I bought it. It was the resizer not tightened down enough on my MEC. Measured a new shell and a reload and there was about 0.010" difference. Shrunk the reloads a bit and no more problems.
     
  10. maka

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    Krieghoff receivers are made of Titainium. IT's definitely not the gun.
     
  11. DTrykow

    DTrykow Active Member

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    Maka: Not Titanium. Forged steel then CNC machined. Hand engraved. Titanium can only be laser/machine engraved.
     
  12. Dave P

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    So does anyone make a shotgun of titanium?
     
  13. Ted K.

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    Silver Seitz offers a shotgun with a titanium receiver. I think it's about $1,750 extra.

    Ted K.
     
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