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Thread: Baikal firing pin issues?

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    Baikal firing pin issues?

    Have had a few rounds fail to fire lately. At first I thought maybe rounds (PPU) however very quickly noticed there is no firing pin strike visible and several other brands of cartridge doing the same thing.

    Had thought possibility of not "slamming" action closed hard enough to fully go into action/"battery", however even if I very positively close action still occasionally happens.

    When I remove barrel etc and manually depressed cocking bar it fired pin every time. My thoughts are now something around loading a round, closing action and going to the "de-cocked" state then later its not quite coming completely back to fully cocked when given the 1/2 squeeze on cocking lever.

    Question is this a known issue with the Russian bear club? And if so does anyone have suggestions. Doesn't happen if just action and fire but I ain't too keen to walk around relying on the safety.

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    single shot yes? remove the stock and make sure there isn't an accumulation of the original grease around in there. Give it a good clean with the solvent that works.
    Re-oil and try again after that it gets a bit tricky.

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    The Baikal single shot is designed to either be carried broken open, or shut with the safety applied. Definitely not shut with hammer lowered. Any movement of the lever causes the lock to alter contact with the barrel lump and it will usually misfire because of friction between the lock and barrel when the hammer falls and tries to carry the lever fully home. How you carry it is up to you but the lever must always be firmly down before firing.
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    yup, i broke a firing pin on a single-shot Baikal by dry-firing on an empty chamber.

    had a gunsmith make a stronger replacement.
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    Awesome. Had considered I had missed some of original shite when clearing prior to initially firing.
    @gundoc that's good to know, I had always been told that you were able to lower the internal hammer and "half cock" it back to action. Didn't have issues doing so for last year or so. Being a bush rifle it won't be carried broken open so that is something to consider.

    Learn something every day huh? Cheers Gents

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    Do you have any scope mount protruding over the rear of the action? (like I have crudley drawn in the bottom part of the image) The ramp on the stock/ action is ever so slightly higher than the dovetail on the barrel as per diagram. If you have a rail or one piece mount that hangs off the back then this can cause it to not close properly as the ramp hits the mount and stops it. If it is not closed properly, it should not fire. Easiest fix is to gently stone / file the ramp down so it is lower than the dove tail. The ramp seems to be there so if using iron sights you see the post and Vee but the dovetail is below and out of sight. That would explain the lack of dent in the primer.

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    My one would do the same thing.
    If it wasn’t snap closed hard, you would sometimes have to pull the lever out a touch and it would fire.


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    @timattalon it currently has a small red dot on it which is miles away from the ramp but I had noticed that it was still happening when it was just iron sights.

 

 

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