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22-Jul-2019

New French Dealer

Exciting News! We are pleased to share that we now have a dealer in France. Bruno from Armeca VPC. We recently shared Bruno's succe... read more


26-Jun-2019

Asad Wahid Adjutant of the Great Britain FT/R Team Sets new F T/R Record

CONGRATULATIONS to Asad Wahid Adjutant of the Great Britain FT/R Team who set the new GB Long Range 1000 Yard F T/R record at the 18th May 2019 GB... read more


17-Dec-2018

Brayden Tayler and his Barnard Model P

We are always happy when we hear that young talent are competing and preforming well in competitive shooting, especially when they are usi... read more


QUESTION

I am having misfire issues with my Barnard Target action.

ANSWER


Please check the following as in our experience misfiring issues can more often than not be related to these issues;-
  1. Primers not seated firmly against the anvil of the cartridge case.
  2. Incorrect head spacing on the barrel.
  3. Excessive grease inside the bolt slowing the firing pin drop.

Once you have confidently ruled out the above we suggest the below options;-
  1. Speak to a dealer for supply of un-assembled parts which they can alter and assemble to the specs they prefer. For example we have always used .050” to .055” protrusion length for the firing pin tip, some of our dealers have always preferred .060” protrusion.
  2. The internal slotted bolt sleeve that is held in by the bolt cap can have a slotted spacer added to suit, this will increase the preload on the striker spring. The sleeve can also be cut back to decrease preload on striker spring.
  3. It is also not very difficult to insert a piece between the existing spacer and spring located after the cocking piece in the striker system. Be sure not to bind the spring with too large a spacer. The firing pin is held together with Loctite so you would need to use a moderate heat to unset the Loctite in the cocking piece at the rear of the striker system. Note Moderate heat. You will also see a grub screw located tin the cocking piece this helps hold it in place. Record the length between the front flat of the firing pin tip and the rear of the cocking piece sear. Go back to the original size after you fit the extra spacer.

 Please Note: we strongly suggest you have a gunsmith or person of necessary skills to perform these modifications, also check that your trigger still holds safely as the extra spring pressure can sometimes cause the trigger to misfire.

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