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Old 05-21-2008, 08:34 AM   #1
 
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misfire problem

I have a problem with a 15-2. It misfires occasionally. More often when shooting DA, but sometimes when SA. The cartridge has a slight dimple on the primer, but does not fire. The same cartridge can always be fired on a second attempt. The ammo is my handloads, but it works perfectly in other guns. I notice that the upper part of the hammer is striking the frame hard enough to leave a mark. Could the contact between the hammer and frame be enough to reduce the energy applied to the transfer bar? Might a light polishing of that part of the hammer face help? Any suggestions?
 
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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Re: misfire problem

I had the same experience, and cured it with a new main spring. While I was waiting for the spring to arrive from Gun Parts Corp. I used a couple of #8 lock washers as shims. Just use pliers to take the set out of the washers and they will get you by.
 
Old 06-21-2008, 11:48 AM   #3
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Re: misfire problem

First, does it only happen with your handloads?
 
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