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Re: First Type Barrel Check
1905 LC 12 Gauge; OO grade....the barrels on my gun were difficult to open and it turned out that the firing pins were not retracting and were obstructing the shell extractors, thus keeping the barrels from opening completely. Best solution so far is to gently tap the gun on the recoil pad after firing which shakes the pins back into their cavities. There is serious wear on the extractors where they've been rubbing on the firing pins apparently for years. Pins are oiled but still stick do not retract every time. Took the pins out and honed them hoping to get a slight bit more clearance but no consistent solution. No great solution so far.