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24E Stored cocked
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:10pm

Hi -

I pulled my 24S-E .22/20ga out of storage after 20 years of not visiting it. Wow - a little rough, to say the least. I'm not as worried about the pinhole rust dots on the outside of the barrels (the insides are fine) as I am that the hammer was cocked the whole time. I'm trying to recall if the hammer felt loose like this after a shot, or if I'll need to get a new spring for it, and what the name of that spring would be.

Can't believe this - I think I bought it for something like $75 new and just saw what they are going for... wow!

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks -


    • But beware...rossow (mn), Mon Dec 3 1:21pm
      As others have said on this site many times, getting mainsprings back into place on the Model 24, once removed, can be a frustrating challenge. Don't be tempted to take the mainspring out until... more
    • Reply: 24E Stored CockedJustin, Sun Dec 2 4:48pm
      Typically springs only really wear when they are being used: compressed and depressed. When they are static, the wear is usually minimal. I would clean everything up and try and shoot it. If it... more
      • Re: Reply: 24E Stored Cockedvisket, Mon Dec 3 7:37pm
        Hey - thanks all for the advice. I haven't test fired it yet, hoping for some good news - which there is. The spring has been statically "loaded" the whole time - perhaps I'll get lucky. A good... more
    • Spring is the mainspringjeffb1911, Fri Nov 30 7:27pm
      And being cocked for that long, may or may not cause a problem. Have you tried to shoot it yet? See if it pops the primers without a problem. If it does, then there is no problem! Seriously, i'd... more
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