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Help! Snap cap stuck in Ljutic

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by UpNorthMN, Aug 21, 2011.

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  1. UpNorthMN

    UpNorthMN Active Member

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    I put snap cap in my Ljutic Mono for the first time tonight, and after the first dry fire the gun will not open. It only opens 1/8" of an inch. Any suggestions?
     
  2. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

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    Try pulling out the trigger and see if that helps. Might have to remove the firing pin...
     
  3. UpNorthMN

    UpNorthMN Active Member

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    Trigger removal opened it up. So what's up with the stuck snap? Why would this cause the action to not open?
     
  4. luvtrapguns

    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    Firing pin is being held too far forward by hammer spring pressure causing it to hang up in the pin depression of the shell/cap. Pin should extend no more than about .030" from face of receiver in fired position. Ljutic has a fire pin/return spring update for older models. Check with Jimmy or Mikey at Ljutic. Marc
     
  5. Rastoff

    Rastoff Active Member

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    When was the last time you cleaned out the firing pin hole? This could also cause the pin to stick forward which may stop the gun from opening.
     
  6. UpNorthMN

    UpNorthMN Active Member

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    Just bought the gun used and have not cleaned out the firing pin hole. Any special tricks/advice other than the obvious?
     
  7. B.C.

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    Put in a snap cap with a stronger return spring that will not let the pin
    go into the snap cap!
     
  8. Rastoff

    Rastoff Active Member

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    The firing pin comes out by removing the Allan screw you see in the middle of the receiver with the trigger removed. Take out the pin and return spring. Clean them separately. Break a Q-Tip in half. Soak the end of the Q-Tip in your favorite cleanser. Insert it in the firing pin hole from inside the receiver. Twirl until the Q-Tip comes out clean. You may need several.

    Repeat this process every 2,000 rounds or so.
     
  9. ramorton

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    Be sure in invert the receiver when removing firing pin allen head. If you don't, you can lose the cocking rod retainer pin. Hope this helps, Roy
     
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