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Hello All,
I purchased a model 43, because I really like the style, I am not a collector or knowledgeable about this era guns, yet.
The seller claims to have never fired it but the person from which he bought it did.
I will find a local gunsmith to help determine if this gun is in a safe condition to shoot.
I cycled the pump action and pulled the trigger, it seems to have a good firing pin action but the pump will not cycle unless the release is pushed, the release being to the rear of the trigger on the left side of the gun.
Is this the proper operation or should the pump be able to cycle after simply firing, like a moder gun?
Any information from your experience would be appreciated as I can pass info. along to gunsmith.
Thank You.
 

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Pump should operate after being fired, dry or live, finding parts may be an issue if needed.
 

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Nope, that is normal. This gun requires the recoil to release the bolt. But do have the gun checked out and IMHO only use low brass shells. These are not super strong guns.
 
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