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SKB Unsingle opens HARD

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by moore5833, May 10, 2009.

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  1. moore5833

    moore5833 TS Member

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    My new 85ttr shoots great- but it is hard to open, I mean very hard to open and close. Anybody got any suggestions????
     
  2. mixer

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    I would assume the side plates are lubricted? Eventually it will loosen up with use after about 500 rounds or so.

    Eric
     
  3. 3357

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    Is it hard to open only after you discharge a shell? Mine opens as it should unless I shoot a Fiocchi shell, I then have to use my knee for leverage to open and eject the empty.
     
  4. halfmile

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    Some guns are fit to tight. Some shooters insist on shooting them that way, depending on frequent lubrication to prevent galling.

    I personally would loosen them up just a tad so the danger of seizing up is lessened. If you are blessed with manual literacy, a touch of the file on the barrel tang where it bears on the forend iron works wonders.

    I am not familiar with SKB but assume it is configured like my Brjownings.

    HM
     
  5. moore5833

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    After looking at the receiver and barrel lugs-something more-it is free opening WITHOUT the fore-end on. When i put the fore end on is when things get tight. Shot about 450 thru it.
     
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    Does the reciever end of the forearm have a radius that mates to a matching radius on the lower receiver? If it does that's where the problem is. Perhaps the fore arm is set a bit too tight against the radius, lube in there if that's the case. You might want to consider a very fine abrasive like toothpaste (not a gel) to do the grinding of metal against metal to smooth things out.

    Eric
     
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    When you install the forend, the barrel tang pushes on the forend iron, creating pressure on the mating surfaces.

    Live with it or fix it, whatever excites you.

    HM
     
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    THANKS for all the advice-liberal amount of gun grease on the radius of the fore end surfaces did the trick. Now it almost falls open with gravity!!!!!
     
  9. Easystreet

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    The SKB doesn't have a hinge pin like the Brownings. Instead, it has trunions on each side of the receiver. Be sure that these trunions are lubricated well (preferably with grease) in addition to the curved front edge of the receiver. Also, a drop or two of oil on the sliding action lock bar at the top rear of the receiver helps with the locking/unlocking of the action.

    I've never found the SKBs or (SKB made) Weatherbys to be particularly tight when new...... at least not like the Brownings which can take 2 men and a boy just to break open.

    Easystreet
     
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