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K-32 occasional soft hits on primer?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by just_bob, Jun 4, 2011.

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  1. just_bob

    just_bob Member

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    About once out of 25 shots I get barely a mark on the primer on the lower barrel.

    Same shell gets the usual hard hit and goes off 2nd time in same barrel.

    If a takedown guide exists for the K-32 I'd like to look further into cleaning the gun myself before sending to Krieghoff.

    I've cleaned and lubed the assembled reciever twice for no improvement.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    just_bob
     
  2. MTA Tom

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    Reloads?
     
  3. just_bob

    just_bob Member

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    Thanks Tom,

    But no, factory shells and different manufacturers.
     
  4. kfbagt

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    If I don't lock mine good and tight it will do that. I always heard that you shouldn't lube the firing pins because it makes the mechanism inside collect gunk.

    Maybe just a good cleaning is all you need. Remove the stock and clean with a light degreaser. A light spray lube and wipe down is it. (at least that's what I hear, I'm no expert)
     
  5. just_bob

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    Thanks,

    Not closing the gun completely sounds right to me.

    I'll watch that more carefully.

    Still wish I could find a takedown guide.
     
  6. RunGunIPSC

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    I had exactly the same thing with my San Remo. There was a tiny spot of rust somewhere in the firing pin channel. Take the stock off,put 1 or 2 drops of a good gun oil on the back of the pin into the pin hole & work the pin in & out. At least 2-3 minutes the do it again. It happened with about the same frequency as you have. It took twice to cure it. 2 400 bird skeet events. I just shot 400 this past week-end,every primer went. Try this before sending away or taking it apart.
     
  7. just_bob

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    Thanks RunGun

    Also got the following advise from Jim.

    Inside the receiver is a firing pin block. Inside the block is a pair of back pins and a pair of firing pins with return springs around the firing pins. The firing pins can break or the back pins can break and the gun will fire perfectly several times and then barely strike the primer. This problem can drive you crazy. Look at the receiver and there is a big pin that is smaller on the other side. That pin holds the firing pin block in place. The firing pin block has another pin (after you remove the firing pin block) that allows the back pins and firing pins to be removed. It can get complicated to explain how to remove the top lever in a note and I won't try, but Kreighoff is your best bet.
     
  8. RunGunIPSC

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    Look for a broken firing pin return spring. Just had that with a Ljutic. The pin should snap back smartly when depressed to a fired position.
     
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