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#614531 05/05/2022 4:54 PM
by Owenjj3
I have two hammerguns that wiggle on the action when I have the forend off. I can't see light between the breech face and the barrels yet and the movement is slight at this point, although one is worse that the other. I suppose my question is...how long should I tolerate this situation before sending them off for new hinge pins? I am fairly fastidious with my guns and so my inclination is to send them off sooner rather than later, but I may delay a bit if that is the consensus.
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#614913 May 17th a 12:17 AM
by Stanton Hillis
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There's a long list of things Dewey does not approve of. And, no one alive, besides him, know what they all are.
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#614946 May 18th a 01:33 AM
by keith
Originally Posted by Stanton Hillis
There's a long list of things Dewey does not approve of. And, no one alive, besides him, know what they all are.

It seemed to me that the things Dewey did not approve of were poor workmanship, poor gun designs, poor repairs, and fools.... not necessarily in that order.

I cannot recall any instance where anyone was able to prove that any of his sometimes strong opinions or observations were incorrect. When he gave advice, it was well worth listening to. It isn't often that anyone who even approached his level of skill and talent has been willing to share it with us. And he wasn't here utilizing free advertising to sell stock making classes, gun importations, or to sell firearms. I understand why he left this forum, but really wish he hadn't. Nobody here is perfect, but I can easily think of some much more deserving of criticism.
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#614534 May 5th a 05:29 PM
by LeFusil
Now. Actually, I would’ve sent them off when you first detected movement or could see light. All that looseness is only going to get worse and down the road cause stress on other parts like the action, locking bolts, forends & loop, etc. that’ll need to be addressed and subsequently cost more mullah to make right.
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#614590 May 8th a 12:27 PM
by Mike Rowe
Mike Rowe
Place a one thousandth inch feeler gauge across the standing face. If the gun will close on this gauge, it is off face (and it may very well close on a thicker one).
End of argument.
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#614549 May 6th a 01:37 PM
by Parabola
If the wiggle is only evident with the forends removed there may be no need to do anything.

Take it to someone you can trust to do the work if needed, but also to tell you if nothing needs doing.
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