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Any gunsmith here who can fix my Autauga 32?

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Blitzkrieg, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    It's the well known light trigger strike syndrome, some rounds simply will not ignite. I am going to try Federal primer reloads first, but would prefer it shoots everything.. I am in the Lacey, WA area. Any takers?
     
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    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    CDNN long ago sold out of the parts except for the mags.. I bought 6 of them so I do have spare mags. I need a repair to the trigger bar (slippage of some sort, that is what I have read)

    There was an ex employee of Autauga who was doing this repair but he is now MIA
     
  4. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I believe you ment, "a light fireing pin strike".

    Just guessing from the design, I would bet there is no hammer
    and I would look into replacing the spring around the firing pin.

    Jack...:cool:
     
  5. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes I was in a hurry, my bad. it does have a regular DA only trigger/hammer system. The problem is obvious, the hammer is not fully drawn back because the trigger bar/sear is too short. I am going to try manually dropping the hammer from full rearward position with a glove on my hand to protect against the slide and only the chamber loaded.. I bet it will be 100% ignition. I may try to make a new trigger bar out of sheet stainless
     
  6. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    If you have a bullet puller, just pull the bullets out of a couple of cases and use them.

    Lots safer......:thumbup:

    Jack...:cool:
     
  7. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Good idea.. have a puller
     
  8. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Spent some time cruising the WEB.
    Nothing even close to current on that piece.
    Sorry, looks like you have a tinker project, or write-off.

    It would probably be a fun project. I remember once, a
    "friend" gave me an old Reising .22 pistol detail stripped
    in a film can. Problem was, when I finally made it work,
    he wanted it back.

    Jack...:cool:
     
  9. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    It's so close, feeds and works great except some primers do not fire, maybe special sensitive handloads will fix it.. it needs to fire less than a few mags in it's real world service life, max
     
  10. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I believe "Federal" primers are the most sensitive. They're not recomended for "Floating" fireing pins, such as the AR.
     
  11. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that is what my research indicates.. I also have an Italian .38 Special derringer with a similar issue, one of the barrels does not always fire.. maybe 1,000 Federal primers can solve both issues

    That derringer loves my cast LSWC hollowpoints and is very accurate, just fails to fire once in a while. I hope to get both guns perking again