waterfowlhunter wrote: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.
This is what I mentioned before, about the groove / recess in the barrel where the bolt turns into. NEVER stretch the fireing pin spring. you think it hits soft now, Just stretch that spring and you will have no dent at all. The purpose of the fireing pin spring is to return the fireing pin to the "ready" position so that when that Hammer hits it it is fully rearward. if you remove the spring you will get miss-fires, depending on the angle of the gun. A too weak or too strong spring can cause a miss-fire too. Easier at this poing to have a smith take a look at it or just send it in after season and have it fixed right. Give them a good discreption of the issues including the ammo used so that they can recreate the issue.
Hope you have it corrected. If not It could even be a weak hammer spring.
A few weeks ago when mine first started having misfires, I tore it completely apart and did notice some build up in that area of the barrel. Since then I've made sure it is squeaky clean but I still have misfires. I did have 1 dud this past sunday and it was a remington shell but as long as I tear my gun apart once a week, I haven't had any problems with the winchester super x shell 3 inch mags. I think I have it more or less narrowed down to either a weak spring, firing pin, or hammer pin, or maybe for some reason the firing pin itself has deformed ever so slightly on the end where it contacts the cap.