You are inviting light strikes and misfires. Leave it alone, if you can't open it, get a girl at the counter to help you. :1a:
I'm always amazed when someone wants to change the manufacturers specifications on something they know nothing about. If the gun is new it should be tight and will loosen with use. If the gun is well used and tight it's t to see a gunsmith or you need how to use leverage to open it As shooting Coach said you're inviting trouble making changes.
Thanks to all for your comments. I'll address them in order.shorten the ejection springs ,i have done that to all my o/u guns ,when you open your gun that's what you feel. you don't need your empties flying 20 feet behind you. been there ,done that.
or try putting the barrels on the rubber pad and opening it.
Shooting Coach: I've developed a procedure that will prevent light strikes and misfires. The girl at the counter doesn't want to deal with an old soldier who was wounded four times in combat.
dead on 4: Having done countless trigger jobs on S&Ws and 1911s, starting over 45 years ago, when the only way to reduce double action trigger pull or sear pressure was to cut mainsprings. I've learned that all production firearms are mechanically over-engineered. My shotgun is just over a year old with a round count of 13,000+. It isn't excessively tight, I would just like to reduce the required cocking force. As for inviting trouble, I did that for 21 years in the Army.
redfin 1956: I shortened the ejector springs 3/8s inch long ago. Makes it much easier to catch the empties when they spring out of the chamber. Truth be told, the ejector springs have little to do with the cocking force requirement.
If anyone out there has any useful information, I would like to hear it. I've always believed I could learn something from almost anyone. Even Forest Gump.
Abn, Rng, SF, Inf.
DAB, I have a 682 Beretta & it was stiff to open & close when new but eventually wore in. The hammer springs compress when the gun is opened & the ejector springs compress on closing. I would not shorten the hammer springs. If the gun is new, it should loosen up. If it is an older gun, something else is wrong besides spring tension. John