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Stoeger Firing pin not retracking

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Blueraven81, Mar 19, 2010.

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  1. Blueraven81

    Blueraven81 TS Member

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    I've got a Stoeger Comp. Condor that the bottom firing pin is not retracting all the way once it's fired.

    The shell hangs up on the pin, but with a little force it does break open and the pin is then fully retracted.

    Is there something that I can adjust or does something needs to be replaced?
    Please don't suggest replacing the gun, I know it's a cheap POS, but it works well for a beginner trap shooter and he's shooting it well.

    Thanks,
    Blueraven
     
  2. hopper810

    hopper810 Member

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    Have you pulled the stock off and cleaned out the innards? the comp, i USED to have was very dirty(brand new)with packing grease,shavings and grit.

    i use 100% mineral spirits to soak the trigger assembly,use compressed air to blow out the gunk(may do this a couple of times) then a light re-lube.
     
  3. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    Clean the area of the firing pin and check the spring.
     
  4. Beni

    Beni Member

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    what kind of shells are you useing. My friend has the same problem when he loads any primer other than a winchester,he thinks the others are to soft? beni
     
  5. Blueraven81

    Blueraven81 TS Member

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    Well I got it apart and on the rear spring that controls how far the firing pin retracts was missing a sleeve nut. I checked the gun and couldn't find the nut anywhere. Perhaps it fell out when I pulled the stock off, but I looked around and couldn't find it.

    Anyway, I moved the nut from the top barrel's spring to the lower barrel's spring and made some adjustments and now it doesn't hang up.

    I guess I'll call Stoeger on Monday and see about getting a replacement nut.

    ***UPDATE*** I decided to take everything back apart and see if the sleeve nut was in the trigger assembly. I found the nut, it had worked it's way into a hole in the stock. Installed the nut and made some adjustments.

    Thanks,
    Blueraven
     
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