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shell stuck

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by tracyhunter, Mar 31, 2012.

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  1. tracyhunter

    tracyhunter Member

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    I have a live shell stuck in a Ithaca 51 auto.the barrel won't come off and the bolt won't come back.help.
     
  2. mag410

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    First thing is make the gun "safe".

    With the safety on and the muzzle pointed in a safe direction, remove the trigger group.

    After that I don't know.

    I had a new 51 in the late 70's. I never did figure out how to keep it working. After it spit out the 2nd bolt handle, I drilled a hole in the third and attached a piece of nylon cord and tied it to the rib.

    Michael
     
  3. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    If the gun can't be fired I would take out the trigger in the safest manner possible if I could. Then a good sized dowel down the barrel with steady pressure should do the trick.

    If it was an 1100 I would have better info.

    If you are in doubt at all see a gunsmith.

    HM
     
  4. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

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    By all means remove the trigger and then work on it ... They are problematic to the point I actually gave one away by letting it in the gun rack as we left the club one dark and gloomy night ... I bought it for my wife and it was nothing but trouble to the point she didn't want to shoot anymore ... I gave her a Model 12, no more problem but she don't shoot anymore any way ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  5. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Do as one person said above but put the rod down the barrel and keep your hands and face away from the end. Take a hammer and hit the rod with the barrel as it is pointed away from you. That should loosen the shell.
     
  6. brownk80

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    I would kill the shell with a good shot of Kroil or some other lubricating oil on the primer for a few days before I did anything with it. JMHO
     
  7. oskerspap12

    oskerspap12 Active Member

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    Just take it out in the backyard(if you can where you live),and shoot it.That will take care of the live shell in the chamber.Just a thought.

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  8. Rebel Sympathy

    Rebel Sympathy Well-Known Member

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    An Ithaca 51, eh?

    I know you won't like hearing this but, in the long run, you'll save money by tossing it off a bridge. Just make sure there is a river below and not a railroad train (crew).......

    (I'm serious.)

    Mike
     
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