Friday, August 25, 2006
Replica Win 1887 Cap Special lever shotgun
While trying to learn how to shoot this monster, I had more than usual number of shotshell that refused to light off. I had a problem with primers being set too deep, but this was only part of the problem. You can see from the picture that the firing pin striks the primer off center. Cap says this is a manufacturing defect. My concern is that as the gun wears, the firing pin may begin to strike the metal base and result in many mis firings. The gun is back with Cap to determine how the gun can be fixed and/or replaced.