» Advanced

Go Back   Shooters Forum > Gunsmithing Forums > Gunsmithing
Register FAQ Members List Donate Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-11-2011, 09:52 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: In an uncivilized state.
Posts: 85
Rem 541S "trigger" problem


Registered Users do not see the above ad.


I have a Remington 541S bolt-action .22 rimfire sporting rifle that I bought new in the mid-70's. It's an excellent shooter, but has had a problem from the beginning that I have never been able to diagnose. When I take it to the range after some time in the gun safe, chamber the first round and press the trigger, the rifle always goes 'click' instead of bang. The trigger feels normal when I release it, hence the quotation marks around "trigger" in the subject line, and I both hear and feel the striker release. When I lift the bolt handle to re-cock the piece it will fire normally and continue to do so for the rest of the day. When I store it for a few days between trips to the range it does it again.

Does anyone have experience with this fault?

Best,

Trad A. Non
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-12-2011, 04:40 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Batchelor, La. 70715
Posts: 730
First suggestion: disassemble the bolt if you know how and thoroughly clean. If you don't have the above skill wash the bolt thru all the openings with carburator cleaner spray, blow out till dry and relube with proper lubricant. Sounds like you have some gunk that breaks loose when things start moving, but the idea is for the first shot to do the job. Here endeth the lesson. Goatwhiskers the Elder
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-12-2011, 09:25 AM
Beartooth Regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: In an uncivilized state.
Posts: 85
Thanks, Goatwhiskers, I'll have a go with it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leverevolution problem? drboomboom Winchester 94 Lever Guns 13 08-23-2014 07:56 AM
44 Mag sizing problem milkman Handloading Procedures/Practices 12 03-13-2009 10:50 AM
44 Mag sizing problem milkman Handloading Procedures/Practices 1 03-02-2009 07:16 PM
chronograph problem fastfreddy Handloading Procedures/Practices 9 04-03-2008 05:01 AM
Marlin Lever 22 problem. Hightekrednek Rimfire Rifles 5 03-26-2008 06:00 AM


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:12 AM.

< Contact Us - Shooters Forum - Archive >

 
 

All Content & Design Copyright © 1999-2002 Beartooth Bullets, All Rights Reserved
View Privacy Policy | Contact Webmaster | Legal Information
Website Design & Development By Exbabylon Internet Solutions
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2