CPA stevens 45-100 primer problem

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CPA stevens 45-100 primer problem

Post by van » Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:29 pm

My stevens 45-100 will not set off large rifle primer every time, sometimes it go off and other times it takes two times before it pops.
This gun has been back to Paul 3 times in the last 4 months with this problem and they say there's no problem see the primers that I sent back to you. I guess that I'll have to change the primers to large pistol, I know they go off okay. I have three firing pins that all measure,look the same so I can't figure that is the problem. When it does hit the primer the first time and it doesn't go off there is a very small hit on the rifle primer, but the second time it go off every time. That is the best way to find out if you have a flinch,LOL
any ideas other than just go with the pistol primers?


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Post by DRCook » Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:40 pm

what primers are you using? have you tried another brand ? I use Fed 210M's in my CPA's and CCI-BR2's in the wife's with no issues.

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Post by van » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:47 pm

rem 2 1/2 and fed 150 are good

rem 9 1/2 and WWLR & fed 215 no good

those rifle primers that Sportmans Warehouse sells megtech no good

haven't tried CCI rifle primers

a few years ago I shoot a lot in the 100 but can't remember if they where rifle or pistol primers.

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Post by Mike Bateman » Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:35 pm

Just a thought. Recently I had five misfires out of ten shots, the primers showed what appeared to be a firm hit from the firing pin. Closed examination revealed that the primer pockets were a fraction deep and the primers were seated about 4 thou below the level of the base of the case. I pulled the loads apart and put in new primers ( Fed 210M ) and seated the primers flush with the case base. I have had no problems since. It's worth a try and costs nothing.

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Post by van » Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:15 pm

i think i'll just go with the pistol primers, they'll set off black everytime.

thanks for the help van
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Post by van » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:30 pm

thinking now that it might be the light weight hammer they put in this spring....at least that's when the problem began, right after.

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Post by Plainbase » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:10 pm

Mine developed this problem, but the fix was easy - if somewhat embarrassing. I hadn't noticed that the hammer spring tension adjusting screw had just backed itself out. A little loctite and an allen wrench adjustment and I was back in business.
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Post by van » Tue Aug 12, 2008 10:22 am

I'll also check that adjustment screw and locktite it, thanks for the help
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