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model 12 question....

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ks5shooter, May 20, 2007.

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  1. ks5shooter

    ks5shooter Member

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    I have a mode 12 trap.After you fire the gun you need to push a bit forward on the slide to be able to cycle the gun.I think it should just pull back.Need your comments and feedback .....thanks Don
     
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    slide action Well-Known Member

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    The model 12s slides do go "slightly" foreward before the action releases. They are designed to do this. The normal firing should accomplish releasing the action to pump the gun by recoil(provided you are not holding excessive back pressure on the forend). Holding Gorilla grip back pressure will sometimes keep the action from releasing. If you hold the forend normally and the gun should cycle with no problems.
     
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    bigbore613 Active Member

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    Hello Don, if you are talking about dry firing you will have to push forward on the forearm , when shooting the gun this is accomplished by you holding the forearm while the gun moves back from recoil. Jeff
     
  4. larryjk

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    Your model 12 is working correctly. The slide going forward allows the action lock to disengage. this usually happens just from the fact you are holding onto the forend and the recoil of firing shoves your hand forward that is holding the forend. I did run into a 3 inch heavy duck gun that wouldn't lock up properly. Had to remove the forend and grind about 1/16th of an inch off the spring that you push against. That let the gun lock up properly and also unlock from recoil.
    If you are holding onto the forend when you fire it and it wont open, take it to a gunsmith that knows model 12s and ask him to correct the problem by cutting about a 16th off the spring. Might cost you about 30 bucks but he should do it right.
     
  5. ks5shooter

    ks5shooter Member

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    Thanks all for your input.It is only a dryfire situation.Again thanks for the help....Don
     
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