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- 1976 Remington 3200 skeet, started life with 26" skeet barrels

- I purchased the gun 4 years ago and had Liab's do the following:
Blued receiver, new trigger springs & followers, their excelent reciever face hardening, new firing pins, stock rebedded, new recoil pad, the forearm bedded, new 30" barrels, the action was fully inspected. The gun already had the right upgrades in place. I removed the safety/selector switch and replaced the bead with a high viz site. Sounds like a lot but the gun is 32 years old. The point is, this gun has been taken care of and i' given much pleasure back in exchange.

- The problem and reason for this post. The trigger is starting to miss, or not work, I'm not sure what to call it. Two weeks in a row his has happened, now twice in 100 rounds. Everything feels right with the gun, but when the trigger is pulled on the first shot or the bottom barrel it just goes, Piinnnng without droping the hammer. It feels like the selector is not fully engaging the bottom sear and is slipping by. Is this likely to be a simple adjustment or is somehting wearing out that needs gunsmith attention? I'd like to get your thoughts on this problem before I stick a screw driver in my nice new pad and pull the stock off. Could be as simple as needing to put the selector back on and exercising the selector mechanism?
 

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Yes, I could call Liab's, yet again and I'm sure they will tell me to send it in, yet again. With all the work and returns for follow-up service the gun's got more miles on it than I've traveled myself in the past ten years. There's got to be more than one 3200 mechanic out there. I remember when you could get any part imaginable for a 3200 at a major shoot.
 

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I have to confess to being a little disappointed with this. While this is supposed to be a gunsmith forum, it appears that the only advice given for most any 3200 question is to call Liab's. An easy expedient safe answer to say the least. I shouldn't complain, I just expected a little more not a lot more though.
 

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There used to be hundreds if not thousands of gunsmiths that worked on 3200's and I know there were thousands of people who used them over the years. In the very beginning of this thread I wrote about my use of Liab's, Written to show that I already know all about Liab's, I've spent plenty of money with them, but that was for truly specialized 3200 work. Somebody in this worl must have had experience with this very same problem, I was hoping that one of them would step up and give me a clue as to where the problem lies. Is it something simple like a dirty selector, or is there an adjustment of some sort, or is the only solution to the problem a part replacement. That is the true power of a forum like this, lots of people with lots of experience. It's clear that I'm going to have to bite the bullet and stick a screw driver in my nice new super soft recoil pad to remove it and the stock. It's my hope that I can stumble on the problem and fix it without spending time and money to return the gun and deal with the inevitable return to have it done right a second time.
 

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Thank you for that answer. It was my hope that this was likely to be a bit of a cleaning issue rather that some sort of reoccurring mechanical bug that I haven' hard of before. The gun shouldn't be very cruddy on the inside due to fairly recent inspection and parts replacement. I'm not a heavy shooter, but a couple thousand rounds a year builds up. Now if your answer was something along the lines of, "Yeah, I've seen that before and it's a constant problem." I would have also learned something. Naturally, Liab's is the place to go to for parts and I will keep going there, but right now sending the gun in for something that very likely is a minor adjustment problem is simply not happening.

Drsfmd - 25 years is not that long in the life of a firearm. We have quite a number of 3200's still going strong at the club so they aren't exactly boat anchors yet. The simple fact of the matter is, this is the gun I have and this is the only gun I can afford right now. She's old, she gets the job done and she's not done yet.
 
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