badandy970 wrote:On things is if the bolt is not closing all the way. Then it won't fire.
If it is closing all the way then I would say that it is the firing pin, I would get it to a gunsmith and have then lengthen it and it will probably be fixed.
waterfowlhunter wrote:if the bolt does not close all the way on the stoeger or Benelli in general you will get a "click" and NO dent on the fireing pin at all. if you are getting the dent but it is "soft" Look at the picture below and make sure your fireing pin has not flattened or broke the end off. also make sure that the hole in the bolt has been cleaned with a good powder solvent (soak it overnight) and then run a pipe cleaner thru it several times. I have a drill bit that it the proper size for fireing pin holes I use as a go no-go gauge of sorts. also a good thing you can try is to spray it out with a NON-CLORINATED brake cleaner and then hit it with compressed air in case there is something you can not see holding things up. this particular one has about 1000 rounds thru it and not one problem so far.
If you get no dent at all then check the bolt. there is a recess in the barrel where the Extractor closes into and then turns to the other side of the opening when the bolt is fully closed. make sure this is happening. It is hard to crud one up enough to keep the bolt from closing but it possible. also check the ridge inside the barrel chamber where the shell rim hits. Scrape it out if there is crud in there too
duckmanz71 wrote:I see someone mentioned about about stretching another spring out (recoil spring), is it the heavy duty one that goes into the bolt? should I stretch that alittle so the chamber closes tighter?
Spj wrote:Streching springs is really never a good idea, if it needs to be streched the spring is worn out, you might delay the inevitable, but it needs to be replaced.
njonesy_07 wrote:I unscrewed the barrel extention and cleaned all that junk out where the bolt locks into the barrel. There was a lot of crap in there, so hopefully that fixed it. Every weekend I clean the whole action so I really don't know why it was having some problems.
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