Trigger Clicks but no bang...

Discussion in 'Mossberg MVP Rifle General Discussion' started by Kilo1, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Kilo1 New Member

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    My Mossberg MVP has been setting up for about a year now. I took it out today for a little paper punching and had a problem, The trigger clicks but the bolt doesn't "fire" (for lack of a better term) sometimes, and then sometimes it will have a light strike.....I put about 50 rds thru it and about 6 of them did this....all 6 rds fired after cycling them thru again... I am assuming since 2 of the 6 had no pin strike that this is probably a firing pin or bolt problem am I correct?? Is this easily fixable??? Any info would be greatly appreciated...:(
  2. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    pull bolt apart, clean insides. Probably have a bit of crud blocking stuff up. I have that all the time when I core sample primers from running stuff too hot. It's easy. Just hold the sear back using a table edge, start threading the bolt body off of the shroud. it'll all come apart without drama. pull the bolt head cross pin, pull bolt head, clean thoroughly. Reassemble in reverse order. Note you'll need to do the table trick to get that last revolution or two when threading the bolt body back onto the shroud/cap. Put bolt head and cross pin in before trying to assemble the back half.
  3. Kilo1 New Member

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    Thank you Very Much!

    Is there anyone who sells upgraded firing pins and spring kits?? I have looked (even on Ebay :eek: ) and can find nothing anywhere....
  4. wood chucker Moderator

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    Nobody sells them because it don't need them. The parts are plenty stout enough for the task and the lock time is quick.
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  5. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, upgrading it in any way is barking up the wrong tree. All that would do is ensure that the striker gets broken if there's any crud in there and reduce the precision of operation. It's not going to make the striker punch through whatever the interfering crud is. The only other springs in the whole gun are inside the trigger assembly which is not user serviceable and on the duck-bill on the bolt which there's no point in replacing.
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  6. Kilo1 New Member

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    Thank you!
  7. Kilo1 New Member

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    Thanks!
  8. Kilo1 New Member

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    You guys are ALWAYS a GR8 Help!!
    Thank you all!
  9. Kilo1 New Member

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    Turns out it was MY Error!
    Since my rt eye has started to go south I am learning to shoot left handed, seems like my left trigger finger wasn't holding down the blade properly (at the bottom edge of the trigger) causing no disconnect, and the trigger would click but the bolt wouldn't release and fire....what I thought were light strikes, were just unfired rounds that cycled through fine next time around..... I appreciate all the answers and the time you took helping me...You guys are GREAT!
  10. spamassassin Well-Known Member

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    Giggle. Yep. Blade center triggers have a way of acting mysterious. Glad you got it sorted.
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  11. X Ring Accuracy Member

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    They also make great fishing weights.....well sorta
  12. GrocMax Active Member

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    One thing to note on bolt disassembly/cleaning- "rule of thumb" in cold weather use a LIGHT oil for lube, thick oils/greases can create misfire situations by reducing pin energy. Not always, system dependent but it happens.
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