Friday, November 24, 2017
Mil-Surp price and it comes with a scope
Other firearm news
Mr Pepper's Winchester Model 37 is not firing like it is supposed to. He is getting very light firing pin strikes.
Mr Pepper bought the gun in 1947 from an onion farmer. Mr Pepper hoed onions for forty hours in exchange for the firearm. If Mr Pepper's memory serves, the retail price of the gun was $15. Over the intervening years he shot 11 bucks and untold numbers of raccoons and possum with it.
One anomaly is that the spring compression washer at the back of the pin split so it now looks like a lock washer. One of the corners of the fractures was riding on the body of the pin and may be the cause of the friction that is bleeding energy.
New pins cost between $40 and $50 depending on where you shop. Washers are $3 but most of the on-line places have a $10 minimum order.
I suspect that I will be buying Mr Pepper a new, $40 firing pin for his Christmas present.