H&R shotgun problem - any advice?

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Old 08-25-08, 05:31 PM
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Unhappy H&R shotgun problem - any advice?

I have an inexpensive H&R single shot, break action, shotgun with a problem. The release lever seems to be stuck. That may not be the full problem, though. The gun will only stay broke open, it will not lock into place, or close. The piece that the release lever moves (I thinks its the extractor) will not budge either. I lubed it up, hoping to free up any stuck parts, but it did not help. The hammer is also just a little loose. When resting, the hammer does not go all the way forward, but you can push it forward. Below is a link to a schematic to an H&R rifle, but it is built similiar.

http://www.hr1871.com/documents/manu...FLE_MANUAL.pdf

Can anyone help me? I want to fix it to give as a gift to a friend that is buying his first home.

Any advice is appreciated!!!

Jeremy
 
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Old 08-25-08, 07:45 PM
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Sounds like a H & R Topper.
Don't muck up a gun & give it to someone....lawsuits are $$$$
Take it to a gunsmith--when you get the estimate--you can probably buy a new one--- or find something else to give your
friend...............................................
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Old 08-25-08, 07:50 PM
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Did you "lube" it up or use something like Breakfree to help get all the parts moving again? It sounds as if there is a part hung up that prevents proper closure.
 
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Old 08-26-08, 03:55 PM
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Yes, I used Breakfree, but it didn't help. I was hoping it was something simple. I think Chandler is correct about something being hung up, but I don't know what it could be. The shotgun says 'Standard M4' on the side. Thanks for the replies.
 
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Old 08-26-08, 04:05 PM
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Have you tried contacting H&R 1871? They may rebuild it for the cost of shipping. Gun companies sometimes do amazing things, even when it's a new owner.
 
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Let me toss in my 3 cents worth............
When you give a weapon to someone---you open yourself to the possibility of becoming a target.
God forbid, if something serious happens, you may find yourself in a civil trial--having been on 9 juries--I can tell you
that they are not very civil. The best way to protect yourself
is: NEVER GIVE A WEAPON TO ANYONE...................
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Old 08-26-08, 07:27 PM
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I removed the pins and dissassembled the gun. Everything looks alright, but I think one of the springs was moved from it's original position and jammed it all up. Now if I can figure out how to reassemble it! There are only a few pieces, but it's a tricky thing to do! Thanks again.
 
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Old 08-26-08, 08:12 PM
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If you have to play gunsmith-go to the bookstore--Firearms/
assembly/disassembly part five shotguns -by J B Wood
 
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Old 09-03-08, 07:34 PM
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I found the problem. The gun is actually missing a piece that butts up against the firing pin. I'm not sure what it is called, but that's the problem. This gun is going to the scrap yard! Thanks for the replies.
-Jeremy
 
 

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