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Post by Pbmoser1954 12/22/2022, 2:25 pm

Hello fellow shooters.

I recently purchased a Hammerli 208S. Very fine shooting gun but I’m having some issues. The problem I’m having is some ammo won’t go off but looks like a good hits. 
Other  problems,   the slide will not lock back at times . The ammo I’ve been testing with, was CCI target,  SK match, and also Ely from the CMP which comes in a white box loose. 
Ely has a velocity of 1090. Which is a little faster than the SK match and CCI target. 
When I shoot the same ammo in my Nelson conversion very seldom do I have  issues.
I very much like shooting the 208S and fits nicely in my hand and I love the trigger.
Does anybody have any thoughts  on this or   recommendations on a gunsmith that has experience with Hammerli’s. 
thanks
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Post by Jack H 12/22/2022, 2:29 pm

A new hammer spring cured that in mine.  I was told there was a run of bad springs.
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Post by DA/SA 12/22/2022, 2:56 pm

They appear to be out of stock right now, but get a new recoil spring and main spring from Red Feather Outfitters and you'll be good to go.

I tried a recoil spring from somewhere else and had the ejection issue as the spring was a bit too heavy. Had a few failures to ignite as well and the new main spring took care of that as well.
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Post by Pbmoser1954 12/22/2022, 3:28 pm

After I bought my Hämmerli I ordered a recoil spring from Redfeather and also a firing pin. Being that parts are hard to get when I see him. I try to buy extra right now. Thanks for your recommendation so long.
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Post by Jon Eulette 12/22/2022, 3:43 pm

Slide not locking back; you need to tighten the slide lock. If you tighten it too much it will not work. There needs to be some side to side flop.
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Post by DA/SA 12/22/2022, 4:03 pm

Sorry, I misinterpreted your slide locking issue to be that the slide was not traveling back fully.
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Post by bruce martindale 12/22/2022, 5:47 pm

Make sure it's clean, a cruddy chamber prevents full seating. The hammer blow is absorbed by seating

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