GUN What's wrong with my 12 gauge autoloader?

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  1. Sorny

    Sorny New Member

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    I bought a Sears Model 66 12 gauge autoloader from a guy for $75. Cleaned it up real good and it only holds 4 shells, but at least once out of the 4 shells it jams. Looks like when the the shell should be "popped" up into the chamber and its released from the magazine it's not pointed upwards towards the barrel at the end and gets stuck. Sometimes it when it does go in it doesn't get kicked out and the next shell gets jammed while trying to go into the chamber and its a mess.

    What should I start looking for first?
     
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    Sorny New Member

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    New to me, but it's from 1958. After I done some research I found out that it wasn't Sears (of course) that made the gun but High Standard, model C100 made around 1958.
     
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    take it to a gun smith
     
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    Wouldn't it have made more sense to quote the person with the problem? MallNinja doesn't have shotgun problems. At least, if he does he didn't bring them up in this thread.
     
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    oh. right. must have hit the wrong one by accident
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Repost? :o

    You didn't post pictures this time, either :nono:
     
  7. SnakeEater

    SnakeEater OT Supporter

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    That`s the first thing i`de be looking into.the rings and/or gas key probaly needs to be replaced
     
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    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    maybe that's why the guy was selling it.
     
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    It's a beatup $75 gun. One gunsmith in town and even if it was a simple fix I'd probably pay $75-100. I'd just buy another Mossy 500 for that :)
     
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    Id say, clean up the outside real pretty, and make it a wallhanger gun.
     
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    nost New Member

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    why would you buy such a crappy gun?
     
  12. luvitlo94

    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    :werd: Might want to try different shells. I have an older Winchester Sportsman 58, I was having similar problems while using Federal game loads. I switched to Winchester Super X shells and the problem went away. For the price of shells, I would give that a shot first.
     
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    just get a new one. Remington 870's can be had for cheap, as well as mossberg 500's, as mentioned before.
     

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