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Savage 333 12 GA O/U won't fire 2nd barrel

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ChrisMe, Jan 6, 2011.

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  1. ChrisMe

    ChrisMe TS Member

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    Savage 333 12 GA O/U won

    I have a Savage model 333 mfg by Valmet 12 GA O/U and it is currently functioning like a single shot. When I fire it does not cycle over and allow me to fire the 2nd barrel until I reach down to the trigger and push the barrel selector button and then I can proceed. This condition came on over a period of a few weeks. At one point I removed the trigger assembly from the stock, sprayed with gun oil and it was okay but now it is a totally manual procedure.

    Any ideas on where I should be looking?

    Thanks
    Chris
     
  2. ccw1911

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    Is the safety going on or partially going on? I'm not sure if all of them are the same but I had one in my shop recently that had similar problems. At some time someone had tried to disable the automatic safety but with that design it has to function. I you pull the stock and watch it operate you may be able to see the problem.
     
  3. ChrisMe

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    CCW, we're getting close! the automatic safety seems to be working fine and I don't detect any sloppiness. I read elsewhere about only changing the barrel selector on this model when the gun is broken open. When I do this and select the under barrel first it cycles correctly and automatically allows me to use the over barrel. I did this successfully 3-4 times and then selected the over barrel first and it still requires me to manually select the under barrel after I fire the over barrel.

    Strange?
     
  4. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned Banned

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    Do Like CCW1911 says and look at it first hand, also see if the trigger assy is dragging on the stock, it may need to be relieved a little.


    Gary Bryant
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  5. ChrisMe

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    I've got the stock off and the behavior is the same. I don't see anything different in the mechanics with under barrel first vs over barrel first. Unfortunately it only works correctly when the under barrel is selected as the first to fire.
     
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