Guns Pending Repair" Anyone......


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SharpsDressedMan
July 6, 2010, 11:50 AM
......got a gun, or several, laying around, waiting for funds or the ambition to get them fixed? I have a S&W Model 10 that got a little too "tight" to close the cylinder after shooting an old (really old) friend of the family's reloads (I know, don't do it, but he was always reliable before....I guess we are all going to get old). It needs to go out to a good revolver smith, and I just haven't gotten that far yet. What have ya'll got on your "to fix" list?

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jwxspoon
July 6, 2010, 11:53 AM
Got a beautiful FN-49 rifle that just locked up after firing a cartridge; need to figure out a way to get it apart now.

jw

CSballer89
July 6, 2010, 12:38 PM
My M44 Mosin is hard as hell to open the bolt after firing a round. It will cycle rounds beautifully but if the trigger is pulled you have to hold the rifle awkwardly to use enoughe force to get the bolt open.

Old Shooter
July 6, 2010, 12:45 PM
My M44 Mosin is hard as hell to open the bolt after firing a round. It will cycle rounds beautifully but if the trigger is pulled you have to hold the rifle awkwardly to use enoughe force to get the bolt open.

I've heard that is SOP for that model, could have just been an internet rumor.

Deanimator
July 6, 2010, 12:46 PM
I've got a partially sporterized M1917 "Enfield" with a stock that's cracked at the wrist that I used to use for 1,000 yard shooting. Some day I'd like to completely sporterize it as a .35 Whelan.

konfederate.kowboy
July 6, 2010, 01:33 PM
I have a savage 49a that need a new plunger and spring someday. Until then it is single shot.

crawfobj
July 6, 2010, 01:48 PM
My Universal M1 Carbine needs the extractor assembly put back together after it popped off during firing 7 or 8 years ago. I'll get to it in my free time...

rmfnla
July 6, 2010, 02:13 PM
"My M44 Mosin is hard as hell to open the bolt after firing a round. It will cycle rounds beautifully but if the trigger is pulled you have to hold the rifle awkwardly to use enoughe force to get the bolt open. "

I've heard that is SOP for that model, could have just been an internet rumor.


That is SOP for excesssive headspace. Don't shoot it until you have a gunsmith check it with gauges.

super b_AK
July 6, 2010, 02:21 PM
I've got a Ruger Blackhawk .44 that sheared the screw that holds the ejector to the barrel. I keep meaning to send it in to Ruger and have them completely go through it. It has been sitting foe about 3 years now.

I did take the step of finding the box I got the last time I sent it in (the hammer update it was my dad's gun he made me send it in when he gave it to me) and putting it in there a couple of weeks ago. So I am getting closer.

WoofersInc
July 6, 2010, 03:30 PM
For me it is a tautus PT92 that the rear sight broke on. I haven't found one yet, so it is in pieces in a drawer.

jwxspoon
July 6, 2010, 04:01 PM
My M44 starts easy to cycle, but as it heats up it gets harder to open. After about 20 rounds it's very difficult. Once it cools down, easy again.

jw

Oyeboten
July 6, 2010, 04:04 PM
Hi SharpDressedMan,


Most likely your S&W Model 10 'Tightness' issue is an easy fix.

This is not uncommon with the Model 10.

Post your issue in the Gunsmithing section, and, I am confident others here would be glad to guide you through a check-list for resolving the problem.

No need for sending it out, as long as you are at least a little Mechanically inclined and able.

WardenWolf
July 6, 2010, 04:04 PM
My father's Ruger Mark I. Needs a new recoil spring, mainspring, and firing pin. I hate 1970s products. . .that gun's just been one problem after another, but I think it's near getting fixed for good.

gunnie
July 6, 2010, 06:01 PM
..."I have a S&W Model 10 that got a little too "tight" to close the cylinder after shooting an old (really old) friend of the family's reloads (I know, don't do it, but he was always reliable before"...

are you sure it isn't just the ejector rod backed out on its threads?

gunnie

SharpsDressedMan
July 6, 2010, 06:21 PM
"are you sure it isn't just the ejector rod backed out on its threads?"

gunnie I checked that. Tight as it should be on the rod. I believe the load was just a tad hot, and the blast at the cylinder gap was strong enough to blow the cylinde back and ever so slightly bend the crane. I've toyed with the thought of getting it in a vise with shaped blocks (wood), and tapping it with light hammer, checking fit as I proceed, but I will see what others have to say in the gunsmithing section as suggested.

rmfnla
July 6, 2010, 07:38 PM
My father's Ruger Mark I. Needs a new recoil spring, mainspring, and firing pin. I hate 1970s products. . .that gun's just been one problem after another, but I think it's near getting fixed for good.
Yeah, once you've replaced all those 1970s parts with newer ones you should be good to go!

Reminds me of Turner Kirkland's story about the tomahawk that had been in his family for over 100 years. The handle had been replaced three times and the head twice, but it was an honest-to-gosh heirloom!

WardenWolf
July 6, 2010, 07:53 PM
And I really do mean I hate 1970s products. Was there ANYTHING good that came out of American industry in that time period? Even my father's original 70x-serialed Combat Commander was inaccurate as hell until I installed a guide rod and a Wilson Combat match-grade bushing. It's now a good gun and is plenty reliable, but it used to shoot all over the place and jam randomly due to loose tolerances.

markallen
July 6, 2010, 08:14 PM
I have a Kel Tec SU16A, that right now is a single shot.
The hammer will lock back when I manually pull the bolt back. It will load, fire, extract, eject, and feed the next round, just fine.
But when fired, the hammer follows the bolt forward.
I know.... send it back. Just been too busy, and I would like to figure it out myself.
Something in the trigger group. I just haven't the time right now to take it apart.

orionengnr
July 6, 2010, 08:34 PM
And I really do mean I hate 1970s products. Was there ANYTHING good that came out of American industry in that time period?
My best S&Ws came from the 70s. I would gladly trade some of my more-recent-manufacture revolvers for a few more of them...

janedoedad
July 6, 2010, 08:35 PM
The hammer sheared off of my jamomatic (AccuTek AT380) one day at the range. I could send it back to them for repair, but the shipping cost would exceed the value of the pistol. Probably going to sell any usable parts and deep six the frame.

W.E.G.
July 6, 2010, 08:43 PM
My AR-15 is very plain.

I need to fix it up.

Hatterasguy
July 6, 2010, 08:48 PM
I have a Mak thats been at the gunsmith's since 5/22/10. They just don't care I guess, the response to my call is they will get to it when they do.:rolleyes: Real good for a paying customer.

I'm going to call them again in 2 weeks and tell them if its not done I'm going to have to report it missing/stolen. I can't have a pistol not accounted for, for that long.

Jo Jo's Gunworks in Southington, so far not too impressed.

DeepSouth
July 6, 2010, 08:58 PM
I have a old single shot Stevens that I found in my grandfathers shop after he died. I don't really think it was his, but I want to "restore" it anyway. It just needs refinishing of the wood and metal. And maybe a little fitting done to the stock as well.

Patriotme
July 6, 2010, 09:30 PM
I've got a Taurus PT22 that just started jamming last year (every rnd). Tried new mags and ammo before that gets suggested. I never really did much with it anyway but I need to send it off.
I also have a Ruger MKII that needs to get a new rear sight.
Maybe I'll take care of one tomorrow but when you have a decent amount of guns the stuff that only gets used a few times per year gets forgotten.

irishelcid
July 6, 2010, 10:59 PM
Like someone mentioned above, I shot a friends relaods through my Smith 1942 M&P Victory model:banghead: Should've known better. Now it locks up and won't cock or turn the cylinder at all unless you get the cylinder back in there just right. It has something to do with the cylinder release, but I just don't have the money to fix it. Its a sweet shooter too:(

WardenWolf
July 6, 2010, 11:03 PM
I have a Mak thats been at the gunsmith's since 5/22/10.

Makarovs are very easy to work on, and I know where to source the parts. What's the problem that you need a gunsmith? I'd recommend you go and get it back then fix it yourself. I'll provide any pointers where I can.

shotgunjoel
July 6, 2010, 11:18 PM
My AR-15 is very plain.

I have that same problem with a Ruger 10/22.
Also, I have a JC Higgins 31 with a semi-broken firing pin. Last time I tried to put it back in the bolt I didn't hold it in all of the way and chipped off part of the retaining slot. Just need to order a new one online (already did that once.)

hexidismal
July 7, 2010, 12:05 AM
I have a fairly bad one. Baby Eagle in hard chrome, with a broken off safety lever and a chunk above it cracked right out of the slide. I bought the gun used a few years ago, though it appeared to have never even been fired at the time. I'm almost certain I put less than 100 rounds down it before the safety went flying off and I saw the crack.

The problem is Magnum Research won't fix it as they say it's past warranty, and they want almost the cost of a brand new gun to replace the slide. I don't have the money to throw around lightly, so I don't see it getting fixed anytime soon .. if ever.

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j110/hexidismal29/beagbroken.jpg

Hatterasguy
July 7, 2010, 12:46 AM
Makarovs are very easy to work on, and I know where to source the parts. What's the problem that you need a gunsmith? I'd recommend you go and get it back then fix it yourself. I'll provide any pointers where I can.

As far as I can tell the trigger bar broke. But I'm not 100% sure.

I can build an entire house faster than they can fix that pistol, I'll be calling them next week again for sure.:rolleyes:


Pretty much telling me I'm filler work wait until they feel like fixing it is not acceptable. I'm a paying customer just like anyone else. I think coming up on 2 months is a VERY reasonable time frame. Today was the first time I have called them since I dropped it off, I feel I have been very patient. Now I'm getting a bit annoyed, I want my gun back.

evan price
July 7, 2010, 06:18 AM
I've got a vest-pocket 25 that needs a new firing pin fitted. It will sort of shoot as is but I need to finish it.

Also a Turk Mauser that I was going to sporterize and sort of lost interest after taking it apart.
And a Mossberg 500 that is literally in a bucket. Need to sort out which parts are there and which are duplicates and get it working.

Old Shooter
July 7, 2010, 10:25 AM
I have a Llama 9mm, 1911 pattern that is one of the most accurate single shot 9mm pistols I've ever seen. I got it cheap and only because at one time I had a Llama .22 autopistol that was super reliable and accurate (fluke? I don't know)

I've replaced the extractor twice, thinking I did something wrong the first time but still no go. Mayby did the same thing wrong again. It will shoot but it leaves the fired case in the chamber and slams the next one into it. When I first got it and after extractor #2 it would fire two or three rounds before it would revert to single shot again.

I stashed it in my workshop desk drawer and will use it as a boring, rainey day project again sometime but need to get some fresh ideas on how to fit that extractor so it will work. (Cycle it slowly by hand and it pulls the case out about half way and then drops it, leaving half of it still in the chamber to be pushed the rest of the way in by cartridge #2) During live fire it dosen't seem to pull the case out much at all if any. Sometimes it will jam with the case fully in the chamber, other times it will be tangled up with carridge #2.

Suggestions welcome, boat anchor has been considered and is on the list of options.

content
July 7, 2010, 10:52 AM
Hello friends and neighbors // I often buy two firearms at a time from the pawn shops.

One nice-excellent and one old and needing some TLC. I feel this betters my price for both. My feeling like I got the best deal I can is what counts in the end to me.

I am proud to say I am down to a:

1) Forearm for an H&R Model 1900 12ga.
2) (correct) Trigger assembly screws for a Marlin Model 60 .22lr
3) An improved choke tube for a 870
4) A rear ramp for an 87T .22lr
5) Original wooden plug for a Remington Model 31 12ga.

If anyone has these items to share,please send me a PM. I'd rather keep the money in the family so to speak.

Justin Holder
July 7, 2010, 11:33 AM
My model 70 25-06 has been waiting on an aftermarket trigger for over a year.

And my circa-2006 model 70 270win has been sitting in the gun safe unfired waiting on a Leupold scope and a trigger job.

Maybe someday.

Regen
July 7, 2010, 11:43 AM
I have a model 700 that needs the stock cut down and a new scope. I still shoot it, but not as well as I could if it fit me better.

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