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Re: Can a loose action be tightened so gun will shoot again?
"Off-face" means the barrels do not fit tightly to the breech. Repair might be accomplished by replacing the pin, rotating the pin (if possible) 90 degrees, building up the pin via tig or another process, or a simple fix may be the appropriate thickness shim.
OR the barrel hook might be built up then filed, or shimmed
Peening the hook is NOT a good idea
nor is hammering the lug