What spares are recommended?

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What spares are recommended?

Post by Spin Drifter » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:06 pm

Hi all, I'm new to Sharps ownership and shooting and I would like to know what spares are recommended. I'm thinking an extra extractor and firing pin at the least. I don't carry a back up gun to matches or practice and while I expect this rifle to be reliable I realize that some times stuff happens....especially during a match. :cry:

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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by BFD » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:28 pm

As you already noted, the best backup is another gun. I always have one if I can. Twice it has bailed me out. Spare parts are sometimes not enough, c.f. last year's 22bpcra nationals.

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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Don McDowell » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:47 pm

Firing pin and spring, a lever spring, extra rifle and enough ammunition for it to shoot the entire match.
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Lumpy Grits » Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:18 pm

Never needed anything other that the firing pin tip w/spring, and a spare lever spring for our Shiloh's.
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by John Bly » Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:40 pm

Definitely firing pin tips and a spare lever spring. I've seen broken mainsprings and transfer bars but that is a rare occurrence. At a big match such as Nat'ls someone will probably have anything you need.
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Spin Drifter » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:44 pm

Thanx everyone. I've had the breach block for cleaning, but haven't figured out how to get the firing pin or transfer block out.

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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Lumpy Grits » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:37 am

Tap that cross plate, on the back of the block to the left with a brass drift, and there ya go. :wink:
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Spin Drifter » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:57 am

Thanx! I tried that. Easy.

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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Lumpy Grits » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:19 pm

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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Youngblood » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:15 pm

New to the game here.

These firing pins and lever springs, after how many rounds do they tend to break?

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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Lumpy Grits » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:26 pm

Youngblood wrote:New to the game here.

These firing pins and lever springs, after how many rounds do they tend to break?
No telling.
When the lever spring goes-The lever starts to droop.
If your groups open up for no reason. Check the FP.
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by OLReliable » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:56 pm

At the Quigley shoot this year, one of my cartridges suffered a case neck separation. Regardless of everyone else's experience with tight patches, snug jags, dental picks, etc., it wouldn't release. I was finally able to extract the orphaned neck by plugging the bore ahead of the chamber, heating up and pouring in a measure of 160-180F Cerrosafe, letting it harden, then driving out the whole casting and inclusion with a wooden dowel hammered from the muzzle end. In the future, I will keep a chunk of Cerrosafe in my possibles box should such an event happen again.
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Lumpy Grits » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:15 pm

Did you try driving(AKA pounding :lol:)a bullet from the muzzle back to the chamber :!:
For my .45 cal rifles. I carry a few .45 cal jacketed pistol bullets, in my 'junk' box just for this.
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by OLReliable » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:30 pm

Yah, that would probably work for almost everyone but me ... I tried just about everything. I hope there's no next time, but if there is, I'll go back and rely on what worked for me last.
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Re: What spares are recommended?

Post by Lumpy Grits » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:38 pm

My way has worked on the firing line, and not just for me.
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