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 Post subject: Citori Forend Latch
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:26 pm 
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I recently purchased a used citori stock set and ran into a little issue with the in-letting and the fitting of the forend latch area of the forend. The wood inside of the forend needed a little fitting to have the metal seat fully in the channel. I finally got it to fit in, but now when I try to mount the forend the latch will not close. The forend goes on the gun and when slight pressure is applied the latch rises away from the forend, but will not close back down. I applied very slight pressure with no result. I don't want to damage anything.

Any thoughts on what might be impeding the latch from closing? I am thinking that it has to be off a little bit front to back or off on the depth from the barrel.

Can anyone offer any suggestions? Any thoughts or past experiences would be appreciated.




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 Post subject: Re: Citori Forend Latch
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:07 pm 
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This happened to me on my Citori Crossover. I tightened the screws too tight when reassembling the fore end iron to the wood. Back off the screws a little bit at a time and try attaching the fore end until the latch catches correctly.


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 Post subject: Re: Citori Forend Latch
PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:24 am 
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You might try inletting black on the barrels and see if some wood needs to be removed. The iron without the wood fits nicely but when the wood is attached it doesn't work right tells me the wood is the problem. Loosening the screws as stated above works as it allows the wood to move away from the forend iron, but then you have the wood loose on the iron. I suspect the replacement wood was intentionally left slightly undersize in the barrel channel to allow inletting for a good wood to metal fit.

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 Post subject: Re: Citori Forend Latch
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:16 pm 
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If the wood fits the barrels fine but the latch won't close you may have to remove some wood under the latch. Remove it a little at a time until the latch will close.


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 Post subject: Re: Citori Forend Latch
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:40 pm 
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I agree with Riflemeister. Although I’d be interested in more information about what channel inside the forend you’re talking about. Do you mean the channel for the barrels? Or the channel for the main part of the forend iron?

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 Post subject: Re: Citori Forend Latch
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:11 am 
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Happened on my 16 ga citori heritage. I had to take to a gunsmith. He did some modification to the latch. Works ok now.


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 Post subject: Re: Citori Forend Latch
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:57 pm 
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dcblvsh2 wrote:
I agree with Riflemeister. Although I’d be interested in more information about what channel inside the forend you’re talking about. Do you mean the channel for the barrels? Or the channel for the main part of the forend iron?

Doug


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 Post subject: Re: Citori Forend Latch
PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 2:09 pm 
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Sorry Riflemeister, I was asking the OP which channels he’s talking about.

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 Post subject: Re: Citori Forend Latch
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:30 pm 
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I am talking about the channel for the latch metal work. So the barrel side, but where the latch goes in the inletting. I didn't get to it last weekend, might be able to look closer this weekend.

I do not have any inletting black. Anything else that I could use?


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 Post subject: Re: Citori Forend Latch
PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:21 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Citori Forend Latch
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:35 pm 
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Thanks, that is helpful.




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