Here's the problem, then firing pin won't strike the primer when fired. Strange as it seems, when I open the action, cock the hammer, and thumb the hammer down by pulling the trigger, you can see the tip of the firing pin appear in the firing pin hole in on the breech face. However, time after time, when I chamber a live shell and attempt to fire, it never detonates and the primer never has a dent in it. Something isn't linking up. I sent it to H&R about a year ago with a letter explaining the problem and that I would be happy to pay for whatever needed to be fixed. They sent the gun back to me with a letter explaining that they wouldn't fix the gun because it was made in 1981 when the company was under different ownership. I thought that was silly. H&R is H&R if you asked me. It's not like I expected free service. Does anybody know where I should start with this one. This ain't a million dollar gun. It might be worth $80. But it is a gun from my childhood, I love it, and I want it fixed for my daughter when she is old enough to shoot it. Thanks all!