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 Post subject: Model 12 Mechanical Question
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:14 pm 
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Joined: Sat May 23, 2020 10:03 am
Posts: 21
Location: Pittsburgh, PA Area
The action on one of my Model 12s doesn't always lock up when I push the slide handle forward the first time. Then, if I try again, pushing the slide handle forward with more "authority," it will lock up OK.

I have another Model 12 that is not as finicky - it always locks up with "normal" forward "thrust."

Is this something that's easily adjustable, or should I just learn to live with it?

TIA,

Tom




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 Post subject: Re: Model 12 Mechanical Question
PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:35 pm 
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Joined: Sat Oct 14, 2006 8:35 am
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Location: California
I would take out the trigger assembly and check to see if both slide lock springs are intact.
https://www.trapshooters.com/attachment ... pg.471842/ particularly the upper one.

Bobcat


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 Post subject: Re: Model 12 Mechanical Question
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:38 am 
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Location: Maine
Agree. And while you have the trigger group out, remove the bolt and ejector, clean the heck out the receiver and guts. Get the raceways and extractor recesses spotless. Sparingly relube with something like CLP viscosity.


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 Post subject: Re: Model 12 Mechanical Question
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:25 am 
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Location: Pittsburgh, PA Area
Thanks to both of you. Sounds like a project for next week!


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 Post subject: Re: Model 12 Mechanical Question
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:41 pm 
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UPDATE: Well, I took the trigger group out as suggested. I did this once before on an older Model 12 and slightly chipped the buttstock where the "tang" was inlet into the stock (tight fit), so this time I loosened the buttstock slightly - first. After I got the trigger group out, I took off the lifter. But then my disassembly guide said to stop there and to leave further disassembly to a qualified gunsmith. But I could tell at that point that both slide lock springs were there and looked OK. I could also tell that a good internal cleaning was needed. So I basically punted and sent the gun off to Simmons this afternoon for a good overhaul. I also asked them to add 1/2" of spacers under the buttpad to get me to 14".

My wife and I moved into a patio home five years ago - no basement. So I really don't have a good place to do work like this. In the summer we leave one car out in the driveway - that gives me space in the garage for reloading and other projects, but both cars are inside in this weather, leaving me more bored than usual. As a result, by the time spring (and my vaccinations) gets here), I'll have a few more trap guns than I really need. Got to do something during lockdown ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Model 12 Mechanical Question
PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:21 pm 
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Joined: Wed May 03, 2006 8:14 pm
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Location: Middle Tennessee
I was about to ask you where you lived. Never mind.




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