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i have a 1970's weatheryby orion 32" trap gun problem is sometimes it turns into a self opener after i shoot any ideas before i take it to a gunsmith if i can fix it myself it will save money for more shot thanks harpo
 

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Sounds like an issue with the top latch itself. Typically this would be a bad spring, or a loosened screw or the like in the latch assembly.

Find an exploded view and see how hard it is to repair - some guns are easy, others far from. I have no experience with the Weatherby, but you need to do some research...

I've even seen this happen with some guns if the latch is over oiled...
 

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Make sure it hasn't been over oiled in the lockup area. I can get my Browning to do that if I heavily oil the barrels and leave it muzzle up in the safe over the winter. This may require buttstock removal, gumout spray, high pressure air and a LIGHT re-oiling.

Considering it's age, not to mention usage, it may be something more serious.

Good luck.
 
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