looking for shotgun gunsmith in Alaska

shotgunner2012

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I have a 12 gauge Citori which last year started randomly failing to fire
(slight dent on primer, but not enough to ignite).

I took it to Arctic Gunworks in Fairbanks.

Spent $190 for "cleaning". Now in mid duck season, starting to see the same problem.

I need a gunsmith who can put in new springs and firing pins...any in the Fairbanks/North Pole area?
Or any in Alaska I can ship to?

Thanks.
 

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Firing pins and springs are probably fine. Sounds like the hammer(s) are only falling from the half cock position. As in they either are not being fully cocked when the gun is opened, or they are slipping off the sear as the gun is closed and falling to the safety notch, causing light strikes, as the hammer is only falling half as far as normal.
 

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looking for shotgun gunsmith

looking for shotgun gunsmith

Firing pins and springs are probably fine. Sounds like the hammer(s) are only falling from the half cock position. As in they either are not being fully cocked when the gun is opened, or they are slipping off the sear as the gun is closed and falling to the safety notch, causing light strikes, as the hammer is only falling half as far as normal.

Can you recommend a gunsmith I can ship to? I'd hate to spend another $190 for failure again...

Thanks.
 

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Call Vince at Precision Arms in Anchorage. (907) 279-5755

He specializes in shotgun work and knows the Citori better than most.
 

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replacing citori firing pin/springs

replacing citori firing pin/springs

Call Vince at Precision Arms in Anchorage. (907) 279-5755

He specializes in shotgun work and knows the Citori better than most.
Thanks...good to know!

I have a trapshooter friend who has done this routinely, who is going to help me.

Some instructions on the web:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZFjp47LvfE

http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=89866&highlight=replace+citori+pin


http://www.shotgunworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=261153&start=0
 

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