I shot a few rounds of 5 stand sporting clays today with my 1999 Rem wingmaster. During my second round, I had a failure to fire. It happened a few times. The problem was persistent enough that I had to finish the round with a different gun.
I had racked the slide all the way back, loaded the chamber, racked the slide all the way forward, called for a target, and pulled the trigger as I've done hundreds of times. There was no click, and no bang. The trigger felt soft, much like it does after you fire, or when you "fire" while the action is open. I do feel a little catch when I pull the trigger while the problem occurs. After pulling the trigger, the action cannot be opened without pressing the action release. The shell primer is not dented.
The puller at the range suggested something may be stuck in the trigger assembly, or there could be something loose, cracked or missing. I removed the trigger assembly and played with it. It's pretty clean. The trigger assembly appears to work normal while the problem happens, but the trigger does not release the hammer. I have run at least 7500 shells through this gun in it's lifetime.
Anybody know what's happening?