2000L light primer strikes

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by Mark, Jan 14, 2017.

  1. Mark

    Mark New Member

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    my son is involved in the junior smallbore program at my local range and they've issued him a 2000L. about one out of every 4-5 shots does not fire and it appears that the firing pin is lightly striking the rim of the cartridge.

    I have it home now and plan to disassemble the bolt and give it a good cleaning.

    are there any other reasons why this gun is not consistently firing? the only other thing that the smallbore coach and i can think of would be a weak firing pin spring.
     
  2. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    The firing pin itself may be worn. No telling how many million rounds have been thru it!
    By the way, welcome to the forum. We would love to see you post in the introduction thread.
    Let us know what you find when you get it apart.