Hairy Toes wrote:
I have more info. The HS12 shotgun WON'T fire when it is pointed downwards more that about 45 degrees from horizontal. There is a pendulum assembly in the action that swings in front of the trigger when it is pointed downwards. I have to wonder what kind of an idiot would design a Tactical weapon meant for Home Security (HS-12 = Home Security-12 ga) that has a trigger blocker that prevents the gun from firing in certain conditions? Or for that matter any king of dangerous work? ....
...I have pictures of the action showing the pendulum and how it blocks the trigger but am not sure how to post them. If anyone knows how to post them and wants to see them let me know.
Hey Guys, First post on this site!
First thing I want to say, when I read what Hairy Toes had said, I ran to my HS-12 saying:" NO WAY!!!!" Sure enough, pointed down at 45 or more... Trigger wont budge. I took it upon myself to take apart my second favorite shotgun of all time (My first is my Win 1897 made in 1900!) Sure enough, I saw the pendulum Hairy Toes was talking about. Which meant to me - something has to go.
I love my HS-12. In fact I shoot Trap with it 2-3 times a week! Ok, so maybe it looks funny, and I don't hit much, but I'm young and cant really afford a good trap gun right now. Meanwhile I use it to practice my FUNdamentals. Once I let the serious trap shooters at my range know, that I was there to learn and not to poke fun at the sport, they were extremely welcoming! ANYWAYS, Back to the task.
SO I took it apart, used a small Allen wrench as a punch, and drifted the pin out of the receiver that held the pendulum in place. Oh, I also inspected the area to make sure nothing else was dependent on this part -then I removed it. Once out, (with snap caps) dry fired a few times, at different angles. This proved 2 things, I removed the correct part and I had not damaged anything internal. Once I was satisfied, I put it back together and finished writing this. I have pics as well of before and after, and dont mind sharing them. I doubt this will cause anyone to run out and buy one, but for those of us lurking in the darkness that own these, a simple solution is at hand!