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SimplyChad
January 9, 2011, 08:58 PM
I have a woodmaster 742 in 30-06 that was my fathers for years. Now im having trouble getting the action to reset the firing pin. People are telling me to dump it. I dont want to do that Ill use it as a single shot ot like a bolt before I would do that. Any ideas on why this would happen? Two gunsmiths were already stuck both charged me for 10 plus hours of work. Yet i still have what equates to a mag fed single shot rifle.:banghead:

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sappyg
January 9, 2011, 09:02 PM
i'm guessing that it need cleaning.

SimplyChad
January 9, 2011, 09:07 PM
O no I keep all mine as clean as humanly possible. Both smiths also charged me for cleaning fees. God i hate this town.

sappyg
January 9, 2011, 09:13 PM
i would replace the firing pin and springs. and find a new gunsmith.

SimplyChad
January 9, 2011, 09:16 PM
Well i can only hope. The only one left in town has it now. All else fails ill send to home where i know there are good smiths.

BrocLuno
January 9, 2011, 09:24 PM
Keep after it. If it was you dads, it's worth the effort. I don't dump family guns - especially if they have not been registered?

Is he around? Can you asked if he ever had a similar issue?

SimplyChad
January 9, 2011, 09:36 PM
Heres the deal in like 1980 it was stolen out of the back glass of my dads truck. Long before i was thought of. Fast forward to 2004 on the day before my birthday a Texas highway patrol that he knew and a deputy show up and lo and behold here it is. After a few hours arguing with my commie mom he slips it to me thrugh my window and tells me she can never see it. I know sounds like crap but true to the last word. So he would be strangly usless in this matter.

GURU1911
January 9, 2011, 11:31 PM
Chad---guru1911 here to maybe help you. When you said the firing pin would not "reset" were you referring to "would not cock" ??? If that is correct do the following:

1. Remove the two pins which hold the trigger / hammer / sear group in place.
2. Gently remove the trigger group from the bottom of the receiver & inspect it under strong direct light. If the mechanism is impacted with hardened grease, lube, & dirt, fill a plastic dishpan with about 1" of simple green diluted 50/50 with h2o. Put the trigger group into the dishpan. If you have a vibratory power tool such as an orbital sander, turn it on & touch it against the side of the pan---tada--you got a giant ultrasonic cleaner really cheap !!!! While the trigger group is in the tub, clean the innards of the receiver as best you can.
3. After a few minutes in the pan, check to see if it is clean. If not, back in it goes. If it is, then rinse in hot water & blow dry with compressed air, then use a portable hair dryer for the remainder of any moisture.
4. Lube all moving parts & install back into the receiver. Pull back on the bolt & let it fly forward. Take off the safety & pull the trigger---it should go click !!!!

Let me know if this fixed your problem. Thanks !!!!!

macadore
January 9, 2011, 11:35 PM
Heres the deal in like 1980 it was stolen out of the back glass of my dads truck. Long before i was thought of. Fast forward to 2004 on the day before my birthday a Texas highway patrol that he knew and a deputy show up and lo and behold here it is. After a few hours arguing with my commie mom he slips it to me thrugh my window and tells me she can never see it. I know sounds like crap but true to the last word. So he would be strangly usless in this matter.

Don't ever dump it and tell that story to your grandchildren. You might contact Remington.

SimplyChad
January 9, 2011, 11:37 PM
Wow ill do that as soon as i get it back for the smiths if he doesnt fix it. And yes i mean it wont cock. The spent round ejects and fully sets the new round just doesnt cock. If i manually eject the round all is well. Just annoys me that i get 3 rounds out of a 5 round mag.

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