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I have a 1954 Superposed Gr lV which I have shot a lot over the years. Recently, while shooting at the range I find the gun difficult to break open. This started after I had the hinge pin replaced and was wondering if it could be the firing pins are holding in the primer. The gun opens fine with the shells removed.
Any thoughts ?
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The bottom firing pin has a small coil spring that keeps it retracted up into the receiver. If it's not retracted when the gun is opened, that could be your problem.
It's easy to replace. I keep a spare on hand and replace it every couple of years when I clean the firing pins and their holes.

Brownells sells them.
 

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I had this on a superposed I had tightened. The work was on the locking lug not the hinge pin. Mine loosened up after a 1000 rounds or so.
 

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All, some good ideas. Next time at the range I'll check my shells regarding the dragging issue. I have a repair manual and I don't believe that I've ever replaced the coil spring either (says a lot about the quality of the gun).
Really appreciate the info.
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