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  1. Ex-Military Rifles & Cartridges
    I was using my 303 yesterday when after the first round discharged normally the next couple misfired, upon closer inspection the firing pin is not contacting the primer, the first cartridge has normal indent not looking like any pressure issues, I am noticing that as I do the bolt head up it is...
  2. Handguns
    Does anyone know if Uberti, Cimarron or Taylor's is currently offering the Uberti 1875 Outlaw model without the Cattleman II retractable/floating firing pin? And if not, are there any manufacturers currently offering SAA reproductions without retractable pins? I haven't had any issues with my...
  3. Gunsmithing
    I own a S&W model 19-3 revolver that I reload for. I go as often as I can to the range to test out my recipes. For the last couple of months, I have been getting the occasional misfire due to light strikes on the primer. I am using CCI 500 brand primers. I know they are light strikes because...
  4. Ex-Military Rifles & Cartridges
    I recently had a custom 308 built on an old M-98 large ring action. How common is it for an old battle rifle like this one to have the firing pin not strike the primers hard enough to set it off? It just does not seem to make a very deep hit mark on the primers. Could I remove the pin and...
  5. Gunsmithing
    Hey I'm a new user and I need some help/advice/knowledge. A few years back my father tried to restore his old model 94, 30-30, post 64 with a new stock, and let's just say he isn't mechanically inclined. It ended up not going back together correctly and in the end lost a few pins and a firing...
  6. Gunsmithing
    I inherited a BSA Cadet from my brother. He had had it barreled in, I believe, .219 Zipper, but I recall that it caused him significant extraction problems, and the barrel was damaged. I had it rebarreled to .222 Rimmed by a 'smith who said he had worked on Martinis. I think he exaggerated his...
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