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VanRIch
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12 gauge firing pin issue - gun experts needed


I have an inherited savage 12 gauge a few years ago. It has an issue where it doesn't shoot every shell. Sometimes it just dents the primer. This seems extremely dangerous so I don't really want to use it until I have it fixed. If anyone can answer any of these questions, I'd really appreciate it. The gun is clean, just to rule out any "have you tried cleaning it"

Is this strictly a firing pin issue? Can the firing pin mechanism just be replaced and if so is it something I could do or would I need to bring it somewhere if I don't know a lot about gun repair?

Or would a qualified person have to further investigate to properly diagnose?

Any idea how much something like this might cost?

Where is the best place for parts? Repairs on the Northshore?






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Polar Pop
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re: 12 gauge firing pin issue - gun experts needed


Weak spring maybe? Just denting some of the primers. are you using old shells?





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VanRIch
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re: 12 gauge firing pin issue - gun experts needed


No, new shells





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VanRIch
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re: 12 gauge firing pin issue - gun experts needed


Yeah I meant primers not firing pin.





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re: 12 gauge firing pin issue - gun experts needed


More than likely just a weak firing pin spring, should be a pretty easy fix as long as you can get your hands on one.

ETA: See if this shop has what you need LINK



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VanRIch
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re: 12 gauge firing pin issue - gun experts needed


Thanks polar. I'll check it out.





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fishfighter
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re: 12 gauge firing pin issue - gun experts needed


First off what model?

Crack barrels are know for this problem in those old guns. Only fix is changing out the spring






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VanRIch
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775a semi auto. It's the one that's an A5 clone from what I'm seeing.





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bapple
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re: 12 gauge firing pin issue - gun experts needed


It's most likely a dull firing pin or more likely a weak hammer spring. It should be an easy swap.





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Hammertime
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re: 12 gauge firing pin issue - gun experts needed


I've got the same issue with a Sears brand Mossberg from the early 80s. It will shoot half of the time, and just click and not fire the other half





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