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Shouldn't you have a sticky recall and warning thread?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Roswell 1847, Dec 3, 2007.

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  1. Roswell 1847

    Roswell 1847 member

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    I'd been intending to post an alert on a probably little known recall warning for the Maverick bolt action shotguns.
    I only knew about this warning because I had just bought a used Maverick and stumbled upon the warning that some of this model or the Mossberg equivalent had defective trigger mechanisms which could cause accidental discharges.
    Luckily for me my gun did not fall into the affected model number and serial number range.
    Wouldn't it be prudient to keep a thread like this at the top of the age so we can gather as much data on such possible safety hazards as possible.


    Also I once repaired a Savage pocket auto with a very dangerous malfunction which all Savage auto owners should know about.

    When the guide rails of the frame spread from heavy use the slide fit becomes loose enough that engaging the safety then squeezing the trigger sets up a situation in which the next time you disengage the safety the gun will go off without pulling the trigger.
    This is easily fixed by squeezing the rails slightly in a vice with the proper sized block of wood or soft metal between them so you dont get them too tight.

    Better safe than sorry I say.

    PS
    Another possible safety hazzard is that Remington style double barrel derringers will hit directly in the hammer 8 out of 10 times if dropped no matter which way they are oriented before they fall. A friend was killed when his derringer slipped from a shirt pocket while he reached for his tacklebox.

    If we save one life or prevent one serious injury it will be worth it.
    Not that we are likely to ever know if we did so or not.
    As they say, if you do the job right no one will realize you did anything at all.
     
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    There is one, http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=49477

    Actually its a closed thread with a link to a website containing that info. I'm not sure how updated the list is though. At the top it says updated last on 8/5/03 . Looking at the list, I notice there is no mention of a maverick warning or recall on it.

    Since its over 4 years old, I agree that maybe a new sticky would be in order.
     
  3. Roswell 1847

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    I'd seen the Locked thread this is why I started this one.
    Warnings about the antique Savage Auto or the Remington Derringers wouldn't appear on the recall list.

    Other warnings such as not mistaking Colt and S&W .38 wadcutter or .38 AMU blowback autoloaders for locked breech recoil operated .38 Super or .38 ACP are also unlikely to show on such a list.
    Using a .38 ACP or .38 Super in either of those rare autos would blow the slide off.

    Also never use .38 Auto or .38 super in a .38 special or .357 revolver though they will fit the chamber and have a semi rim.
     
  4. PGCD

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    Hello guys !! :)
    I've got a Maverick model 95 with serial number M01528x ... I don't understand the warning, is it ok or not ? :banghead:
    Thank you very much !!! ;)
     
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