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O/U Problem

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by RogerAckerman, May 21, 2011.

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  1. RogerAckerman

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    Hi Guys, I Have a older Armi Gamba 12ga O/U (1983)that I bought about a year ago after a friend of mine got me hooked into shooting trap. After i started using the gun I had a couple times that when I closed the gun it went off with out me touching the trigger! I took the gun in and had it checked out,cleaned and lubed and was told that all checked out in good shape. Sence then I have had no problems with the gun untill last Thrusday. I was shooting leagues and it happened again, just once. now I know I have probably ran afew thousand rounds thru her sence I had it cleaned, but is this something that happens when the gun starts getting dirty inside by the trigger area?, and should I be cleaning it out every so often?
    I do reload my own shells (started that about 8 months ago) and was thinking that my be I did not get the primer seated in far enough, but then thought I probably would not get then gun to close correcty if that was the caused?
    So I thought I would ask all of you guys for your thoughts and advise.

    Thanks alot in advance
    Roger
     
  2. EuroJoe

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    If the trigger pull is set real light, it could get sensitive to dirt & dust, sears not engaging correctly.
     
  3. Steve Fischer

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    A little more info would be helpful to address the problem. which barrel discharged? Did the person checking it for you actually pull out the firing pins and check for a broken tip that didn't fall out, but floats and will cause that kind of problem. Also, does the barrel that discharged have a return spring on the firing pin? Another possible source for the problem could be a worn cocking piece that is not setting the sear/hammer engagement deep enough.

    I suspect the problem is in the firing pin as a first guess. It may not be retracting fully, sticking due to some deformity, or has no return spring or a broken one.

    Steve
     
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