Shotgun won’t open sometimes?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:02 pm
Hi all I have an issue with my Winchester 5500 here in the uk, I have a problem opening the gun after firing .but the frustrating thing is not every time
it can happen two or three times in a row and then not for fifty shots I got someone else to shoot it and it got stuck on them two .
I asked a “expert” and they told me to looks the top spring but they got vague quite quick after that
anybody had this before.
my gun is old but I don’t want to retire it just yet. When it gets stuck several pushes on the top lever and a but of shaking normally does the trick.I have cleaned it out and put in new firing pins but nothing else
Any advice .?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Hi Dave A,

Can't help with the ejector. I suppose you have checked with more than one Smith?

Anyway, I was locked out of this site for about six-months. Nobody came up with why. Now that I'm back most all others are gone. We enjoyed some Winchester savvy members. Guess they gave up as I did.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:12 pm
Hi red thanks for the reply I was locked out too I thought it was because I was,not active enough
The problem is not the ejectors but just opening the gun once fired,but I am going to run it through a sonic cleaner see if it helps...friend of mine put his 20g Miroku through and it took off the blacking so at least I know it cleans deep.
Will let you know what happens
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:02 pm
Okay, you were clear on the problem. I did not pay attention to detail. Not familiar with the 5500. Could the ejector hang on occasion? Would be nice if the cleaning solves the issue.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:37 am
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