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 Posted: Sun Feb 19th, 2017 06:30 AM
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Seems like I've accumulated a few dysfunctional firearms in the corner of the room over the years. I think (I know) I need a gun smith. I have a few guns that I can not shoot right now, and there is no way that I can fix it myself. Any suggestions as far as gunsmith's go?

My broken pieces range from a 303 Brit rifle that pierces primers, to a POS Rossi revolver, to a Browning Buck mark.

I'd like them to function properly, but where I live there is no one stop shop..

Any suggestions?
I'd be willing to ship anywhere, as long as it's
ok.



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 Posted: Sun Feb 19th, 2017 11:38 AM
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You can always ship them to the Midwest. http://www.gunsmokeguns.com/home.html



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 Posted: Sun Feb 19th, 2017 01:52 PM
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The .303 British more than likely has a headspace issue. This is not uncommon with the .303s and can cause pierced primers.

There are a couple of cures.

There are different lengths of bolt heads made for the .303. If you know the number of the one you have and can measure the excessive headspace then it's a matter of finding the correct bolt head and installing it. Installation is pretty simple.

OR

If using handloaded ammo you may be setting the shoulder back too far. Does it pierce primers on factory rounds? Is your bolt face flat or eroded by gas from the pierced primers? Is the firing pin tip itself eroded? (You'll need a strong magnifying glass to see the erosion.)

If it does pierce factory rounds then you need to measure the headspace. If it only pierces handloads you need to change loading practices. A simple way to get a rough estimate of headspace is to use a factory new unprimed case and a fired primer. Install the primer part way into the case. Insert the case into the chamber and close the bolt. This may take some effort. When the bolt closes, carefully remove the case and measure any firing pin protrusion.

If there is some protrusion you may be able to make custom length ammo to circumvent the problem. It's pretty easy and is detailed on several threads on this site. RD

That said I will contact my smith to see if he has room in his schedule for additional work.



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 Posted: Fri Feb 24th, 2017 01:27 PM
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The buckmark you can probably contact browning and send it to them to have it repaired.



 Posted: Wed Mar 15th, 2017 03:53 AM
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I sure do thank all three of you for the replies, and also apologize for the late response. (My business takes me out of town for extended periods of time).

STIHL, yeah.. you are most likely right, Browning would probably actually take care of that, as they are a top notch company, but as this pistol is over 20yrs old, I'd feel like I was asking a bit much, LOL. I also bought this gun used. Fantastic little shooter, tho.. and I'd love to get it back in tip top shape. (still shoots awesome, just an extraction issue).


RockyDog, only factory ammo. I bought this rifle long before I started handloading, and still have 300 or so rounds of factory ammo left. (Been savin' the brass, tho) It was caked in cosmoline (sorry, not sure that I spelled that correctly) but anyhow, I cleaned it as best I could, as I don't know how to fully disassemble an Enfield.. Could that be the issue? Might need a smith, and am willing to do so to get this rifle back in the line up.. it's fun to shoot!!

SavageShooter, thank you. I looked at their website, and they are on my radar, for sure. Good thing is, I'm not in a hurry.. I just want to send them to a place where there are folks that know how to fix the issues, and get some of my strays back in the flock.

Thanks so much!



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 Posted: Wed Mar 15th, 2017 08:03 PM
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"STIHL, yeah.. you are most likely right, Browning would probably actually take care of that, as they are a top notch company, but as this pistol is over 20yrs old, I'd feel like I was asking a bit much, LOL. I also bought this gun used. Fantastic little shooter, tho.. and I'd love to get it back in tip top shape. (still shoots awesome, just an extraction issue)."

You might try giving the chamber and extractor a serious cleaning with a brass brush. Could just be some junk preventing the extractor from functioning properly. Worst that could happen is it didn't work. but I'm thinking it will.
Case in point, a Ruger Redhawk .44 Magnum. Cylinder refused to turn, action very difficult to open. Couldn't figure out what was wrong and finally took it to my gunsmith. Turns out a tiny sliver of lead lodged in exactly he right place to tie everything up. Even my gunsmith thought it was a bit weird. :confused:
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 Posted: Wed Mar 29th, 2017 04:53 AM
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I'll scrub them all one more time.. and give them another "shot".. or two. If not, then the U.P.S. man might take them out to Colorado.



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 Posted: Tue Apr 4th, 2017 01:12 PM
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Skoot,

Sorry for the late reply on this but for another gunsmith I and a couple others here can recommend is John Trammel in Breckenridge Tx. Phone number is 1-254-559-3455. He's a very stand up guy and one helluva outstanding gunsmith. A couple of our members here have had their guns worked on by him and a few built by him.

One of our former members here (Pecos) worked for him on a as needed basis and that's how Dirty Dingus, Mort,Myself and few others got to know him. I would have no hesitation sending him any of my guns to be worked on.

Take care Be safe Poacher.



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