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4 years 32 weeks ago, 5:56 PM

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I was recently given an Iver Johnson 22 carbine rifle. The rifle had been shot only a couple of hundred times then put up in a closet about 25 years ago and not shot since. It looks like new but when you slide the bolt back and pull trigger the firing pin does not engage or if it does it is very weak. I have taken it apart and oiled it and don't visibly see anything wrong. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this kind of problem.

4 years 32 weeks ago, 6:07 PM

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five rivers

sounds to me like all them years of sitting has gummed up the action somewhere.it is a common problem after long term storage.grease and oil turn into dried out sludge.take it all the way down and clean all parts and lightly lube with a good oil.examine any springs for damage from being compressed for a number of years.best i can do for ya with out seeing it and tearing it apart.parts can also be a pain in the ass to get for the Iver Johnsons.what model is it?

4 years 32 weeks ago, 6:21 PM

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iver johnson

thanks for the info. I will tear it down again and clean it again. Only thing I see is Iver Johnson US Carbine Cal. 22lr. On the other side it says made in Germany.

4 years 32 weeks ago, 6:08 PM

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first Welcome to the site, I'm sure someone has some info for you. If you send a PM to greasypaws, He has a lot of experience.

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4 years 31 weeks ago, 7:15 AM

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Greasy's right

I'm willing to be the gun wasn't stored hammer down. 25 years with a hammer spring compressed will ruin it. Get on Brownells or Midway USA and buy a replacement trigger spring. And give me a hug. No? Alright, just the spring then.

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