I recently picked up a rifle that the firing pin doesn't seem to hit the round hard enough. I got the impression from the previous owner that the gun had not been fired in many years. Superficially it is in excelent condition. But When I tried to shoot it the firing pin barly made a mark on the round. I tried some gun oil to lubricate it.
It was mentioned that when a the spring is left in a compressed position for an extended period that it will get weak. Has any one encountoured this?