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Old 01-04-2021, 08:32 PM   #1
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20ga Topper Firing Pin

I picked up a rough 20ga topper for practically nothing, and decided to spruce it up. After refinishing the barrel and furniture (I didnít disassemble the receiver) I decided to dry fire it (I know, I know). Anywho, when I release the trigger the firing pin does not return. It returns when I lift the hammer. Iím thinking it is the striker spring getting weak. Any thoughts? Thanks!
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I think you broke a pin or something in the transfer bar mechanism when you dry fired it.

Those are not suppose to ever be dry fired and that is a pretty common thing to break on them.
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I think you broke a pin or something in the transfer bar mechanism when you dry fired it.

Those are not suppose to ever be dry fired and that is a pretty common thing to break on them.
I donít think so. I compared it to my .410 and itís exactly the same but without the issue. I guess I may just have to take it apart.

Is that a common issue? My .410 has probably been dry fired a billion times by every kid thatís ever put their hands on it. All original 1970s and no issues.
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I donít think so. I compared it to my .410 and itís exactly the same but without the issue. I guess I may just have to take it apart.

Is that a common issue? My .410 has probably been dry fired a billion times by every kid thatís ever put their hands on it. All original 1970s and no issues.
Sounds like you got it under control then.

Best of luck to ya!
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Old 01-06-2021, 09:29 AM   #5
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A lot of the old single shot shotguns were built like that. The FP is at an angle(downward) so when you close it the extractor pushes the FP back into it's hole.
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