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Old 10-20-2021, 06:55 PM
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I've had a 782 for quite some time and never shot it. Recently I took it out only to find the light primer striking condition.
I took the bolt apart, stretched the spring, no change. It appears the spring is N/A per Numrich, Brownell and Midway.
I tried to make a spring, I left it long and even though it does release it don't sound nor feel like it's strong enough.
Does anyone have a suggestion of where I can order one?
Danke Schoen.
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Old 10-20-2021, 11:46 PM
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Is it possible the chamber is dirty?

Good luck in your quest for parts.
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Old 10-21-2021, 04:01 AM
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If its a weak spring, you might be able to get it to strike harder by putting a collar on it. A little band that compresses the spring slightly. But it could be you need a new or reshaped firing pin , it could have been compressed or misshaped by repeated dry fire, also check out the face of the breech to see if there is a ding/ dimple where the pin strikes. .
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Old 10-21-2021, 10:48 AM
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Stretched the spring..

...thats pretty western there

A washer might have been a better choice

I'd first try a different ammo if you only shot one brand

Next i would loosen the striker sleeve screw just a tad to allow alignment inside..sometimes the sleeve will bind the striker when screwed in tight, also make sure these parts are lubricated properly.

Keep us posted on what you find out

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Old 10-21-2021, 11:12 AM
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It appears the spring is N/A per Numrich, Brownell and Midway.
Here's yer striker spring, mate.

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/403070E
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Old 10-22-2021, 11:54 PM
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PARTY!!!!
Thanks for the responses. This time Numrich had the parts, I decided to add a new firing pin, striker assembly and spring. $66.00 in parts, half what I paid. Next week I travel, when parts come in I will put it together and go out for a play date. I will follow up with some pics.
It's a pretty good day!
Edit, this rifle is pretty, looking forward to shooting it and some pics to show it.

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Old 10-23-2021, 11:23 AM
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lots of pictures.
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