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I may have had a misfire at the range yesterday, and I was a bone head I may have had the safety on, But I fussed with it afterwards and are not sure if the safety was on or not, but if I didn't I would like to know if the firing pin is functioning properly. Is there some way to check it? I know with pistols I can usually put a pencil eraser end in first and it will pop out when the firing pin goes off..

Any Ideas for checking it?

Thank you in advance!

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Sure, put a piece of scotch tape over the case head, either an empty case or fired case, the firring pin will pierce the tape. To get an idea of strength, drop a 3/8" dowel rod down barrel, use like a pencil in a handgun.
 

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When ever I get a new firearm I put a primer in an empty case (without powder or a bullet!!) and manually load it ,then fire on the empty case with the rifle pointing at the ground. This will let you see where the pin is striking the primer and depending how far the primer backs out of the case whether you have excessive head space. If you're not a reloader put a piece of electrical tape on the base of a case fired in this rifle load the empty case and drop the hammer. If the action won't close with the tape you certainly don't has excessive head space and then use a piece of scotch tape next. it will close and should cut the tape.
Hope this info is helpful
 

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Put a loaded bullet in it and pull the trigger! Usually best to do this outside and not in the house especially if the wife is around. ;D Seriously, the above two posts are right on.
 

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lbk454 said:
Put a loaded bullet in it and pull the trigger! Usually best to do this outside and not in the house especially if the wife is around. ;D Seriously, the above two posts are right on.
......and make sure your safety is off.
 

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Humm Im thinking maybe I need ot clean the bolt differently...

I try to stay away from the firing pin and keep it mostly dry...

Than you for all your input, I think I will try the 3/8 dowl trick as well....

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