I ran 4 clips through the 45 yesterday. On the 4th clip the last round failed to fire, the trigger wouldn't pull like it hasn't cocked. I tore it down thinking maybe a primer had blown into the action and was hanging something up but there was nothing. I got it all put back together and I'm back where I started. Any ideas?
did you carefully check the mag disconnect linkage?
and the strut and bridge?
I haven't tried that yet, I'll check it now. Thanks!
Tore her down again and all parts look ok. Still doesn't work :/
Ok I got the trigger to work but it still won't fire. The rounds only have a very slight mark on the primer. Firing pin problem?
Unless your fireing pin channel is gunked up it sounds like your bolt is not going to full battery (clean the bolt face/extractor area and the face of the barrel area) . That would leave a light primer strike. There has to be something in the way to stop the bolt from going to battery but it does happen. I had a bolt action rifle that worked great for 10 years then started giving me light primer strikes that took three complete tear downs and several hour soaks in CLP or an overnight soak in Wipeout before I removed what ever was stopping the pin from fully moving.
A little general info on the rifle would help like "I owned the rifle for 20 years" or "bought it yesterday at a pawn shop". Have you ever soaked the bolt in gun solvent? - not bore cleaner but CLP, wipeout, diesel fuel, even hoppies number 9? Old oil or Hoppies can gum up over time and need to be cleaned out. It can turn into a "tar" like substance that may need to be scraped to remove (I use a brass or a hard plastic scraper so not to mar any finish). The fireing pin channel is a little tight for a scraper so longer soaking is needed.
My question is why are all these things happening now? Did your buffer give out and deposit pieces throught the trigger guard? Did the oil/Hoppies finally gum up?
I purchased it at a gun show saturday. I pulled the bolt and the firing pin moves freely. I've scrubbed everything with a brass brush to clean it. I think for some reason I'm lot getting the hammer installed right because it will never reach the full verticle position so I dont think it is making good contact with the firing pin. At this point I've torn it down probably 10 times. All of the parts look to be in good condition, nothing looks to be broken or cracked. I'll tear it down again in a bit and maybe someone can tell me if I've installed the hammer wrong.
Also it appears to have the factory buffer and spring. Replacements are on the way for both. The buffer isnt in great condition but it hasnt cracked and doesn't appear to have any pieces broken off. I've had the trigger group completely torn apart and haven't found anything inside of it
Another significant re-assembly note...Make sure the spring mounted bullet ramp is BEHIND the barrel, NOT UNDER it.
Ok I have the trigger Group back together and working properly. The hammer falls hard and seems like it would fire a round. I've pulled the bolt out of the upper action and worked everything back and forth and it works as it should, good solid contact with the firing pin. When I get it put back together and try to fire it you can even hear that there isn't good contact between the hammer and firin pin/bolt. Am I missin a reassembly trick? Also thank you for the pictures they helped getting everything back together a lot!