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BT100 Question One More Time

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by DustyOne60, Apr 11, 2012.

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  1. DustyOne60

    DustyOne60 Active Member

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    I have one more BT100 question. Thanks for all of the earlier assistance.

    Shot league last night. Twice the BT100 seemd to not cock. Fired a round, ejected empty, relaoded and miss fire. Nothing happened. Broke action open, removed shell, openned and closed a couple of times and then Presto! It worked for a while.

    When the gun has been cocked (in battery) and opened and closed it is very smooth and pivots easily. When I have fired a shell and break it open to eject the hull and recock the BT100 it gets really resistant and takes some effort to process the action.

    I had a new set of springs installed in the last three (3) weeks.

    Do I have e big problem? Any thoughts would be appreciated. I thought I was ready for the season and I sure don't want to lose a couple of weeks getting repaired if there is an easy fix.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    What kind of springs did you have installed? If the hammer spring is too stiff the ejector rod will bend causing your problem.
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    Bryan
     
  3. DustyOne60

    DustyOne60 Active Member

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    Thanks for the response and the great schematic.

    I purchased a Spring Kit from JP Products and had them professionnaly installed. Took BT100 to Ahlman's in Morristown Minnesota today.

    The gunsmith checked it out. Found the ejector rod needed to be adjusted. He adjusted it. Game me 8 new Wichaester AA shells to test and all is okay.

    BTW No charge from Ahlman's.

    Problem solved!

    Thanks again for your note.
     
  4. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    Usually, when they say "adjusted" it means he had to bend it straight. At least that is what I had to do.

    Honestly, watch the spring pressure of that hammer spring. If you have another issue you might have to put your old spring in.
     
  5. john g.

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    If the gun is hard to open after it is shot you may have a broken firing pin.

    Just a thought

    John G.
     
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