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While shooting doubles, my citori failed to cock the hammer for the top barrel after shooting the first bird on several pairs. I took the stock off and didn't see any broken parts but cleaned it up and oiled it with synthenic gun oil. Is there something that is inherent to these guns that would cause the problem that a gunsmith should look at?
 

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Hank, I have seen this happen more than once. Are you SURE that you are releasing the trigger after the first shot so the gun will cock for the second shot?
 

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I think gene is probably right, also remember that these are enertia triggers. If your load is too light on the first shot it may not be setting the trigger for the second shot. If you want to check it, with the gun empty, fire first trig. then hit butt of gun firmly against something solid (ground) then try second trigger. If you want to check the enertia slide, look on the butt stock end of the action and you will see a square piece of metal that should slide left or right when you operate the barrell selector and make sure it is moving freely. Just a few things to check

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I had the same thing happen to me and trapshootin hippie is correct. I wasn't relesing the trigger between shots. Also I can just hit the but of the gun with my hand and it will cock the upper barrel.
 

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Thanks to both replies, you may be right, I really don't think that I'm releasing the trigger because the next two shells fire correctly. I never made the connection.
 

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Hank
Had the same problem. Talked to a gunsmith and several experienced shooters. They all
told me the same thing. Release your finger after the first shot. Mechanical triggers are another option:
but wasn't really advised from my sources.
Mike Underwood
 

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Hank
Had the same problem. Talked to a gunsmith and several experienced shooters. They all
told me the same thing. Release your finger after the first shot. Mechanical triggers are another option:
but wasn't really advised from my sources.
Mike Underwood
 

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I had the same problem with my special trap. what it turned out to be is the inertia block would not fall into place below the sear. I polished the bottom of the sear with a small jewelers file. works like a top now..

Ray
 
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