Misfire Issues

Mountain Hunter

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As some of you may recall, I had some misfire issues with my TC Triumph last season. I had 5 trigger pulls on deer that did not fire. I've owned the gun for almost 10 years, and I've never had an issue until last season.

Initially, I thought it was a dirty breech plug. Yesterday, I brought it to the range to sight it in with my new Barnes bullets. On my 7th shot, it failed to fire. It did end up firing the second time I tried the primer.

We had another Triumph there. The dimples in his primers were deeper than mine. I disassembled the firing pin, and it was clean.

Could it be that my hammer spring is sacked out?
 

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I know the only hang and misfires I've had in My Encore were with 777 pellets with 777ML primers. Those primers are junk.
 

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Is there a way to pull the recoil plate and firing pin? I know that sometimes my CVA firing pin and spring gets gunked up from a bit of blow back. Usually cleaning the recoil plate and putting the firing pin in a drill chuck and spinning it with a scotch brite pad held on it, will get the excess fowling off it.
 

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Oh jeez, I'm sorry for the prior post. I must have skimmed right over where you said you already disassembled the firing pin. DUH!
 

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I have a new hammer spring on the way. If that doesn't work, it'll be time to move on.
 

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Could it be the powder? I’ve written here about my bad experience with blackthorn 209. I know other swear by it but the stuff I had just didn’t fire. After reviewing with other I think I had a bad batch. Still not going to use it again but might be worth switching to a new can of powder. Do you have a buddy who has some that seems to fire consistently?
 

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I don't think it's the powder. The primers are not firing. I've tried two different brands and both failed to fire.
 

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Update:

I had the hammer spring replaced. I snapped off 105 consecutive primers without a failure, 5 of which were done actually shooting the gun.

I'm going to use it this season. Hopefully it doesn't come back to haunt me.
 

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Reading about this makes me think I should consider replacing mine ahead of time - where did you order from and was it easy for you to do yourself?
 

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Reading about this makes me think I should consider replacing mine ahead of time - where did you order from and was it easy for you to do yourself?
Thompson Center sent me one free of charge. It took about a month to get it.

I brought mine to a gunsmith.
 




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