Anyone ever hear of this?
I ran about 3 boxes of sabots through this gun when I first got it. I cleaned it and put it in my closet and didn't touch it for a couple months.
2 days before gun season I go to shoot it to make sure my scope is still on and the thing misfires! I eject the shell and put another one in there.....click, put another one in there, click! (accutips)
So now i'm starting to get bummed out, I'm like wtf is going on?!?!
I look at the ejected shells and the primer is just dimpled a little bit. So I had a couple Hornady SST's...BOOM 3 times in a row! Put a Remington back in...click! So I'm like o.k. I got a bad box of accutips...bad primers or something.
Well the next day (im still suspicious cuz I've NEVER had a slug misfire) I spray rem oil heavy down in the hole of the firing pin, up in the trigger and the hammer and then walked behind the house and all three accutips that didnt fire the day before, fired just fine!! So now I KNOW it's the gun.
What I'm getting at is I have an old rusty single shot that hasn't been cleaned OR oiled for like 20 years and it'll fire EVERY time. Are H&R's finicky about being well oiled or is there a problem with this shotgun?
I would like to add I have shot it twice since all this and it hasn't misfired. I just have NO confidence in this shotgun.
Thank you for any insight.
Pull it apart and have a look at it.
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In transfer bar firing systems like the H&R single shots a little crud under the transfer bar will cause misfires by not allowing the hammer to strike the firing pin. A good blast of a gun scrubber type cleaner and then a little lube should get you on the road.
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Your best option is to contact H&R repair and get it fixed, they have an new transfer bar that works better than the old one. If you want to fix it yourself, there are tips in the FAQs at GBO, a Wolff extra power hammer spring is a good upgrade, the FAQs trigger work section covers the steps in detail on R&Ring it.
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hey thanks for the replies. i will send it to the closest repair center it's only 45 minutes from where i live. i don't want to take a chance. the way i look at it, what if i ever wanted to hunt grizzly bear, a misfiring gun could mean death.