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Mar 15th, 2019 at 7:52am
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what spare parts for a high wall should a guy have in his range box?  I like to be prepared and I don't have the means to make parts
  

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Reply #1 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 8:47am
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If it's an original plain trigger, all you really need is a spare leaf spring and firing pin and a tiny screwdriver that will fit the small screw that holds the lever pin as well as a screwdriver to take off the fore end and remove the leaf spring. If it's a set trigger, I carry the small springs that are needed for the set trigger. Otherwise it's pretty indestructible.
  
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I put over thirty thousand rounds through the third barrel on my High Wall and never had a parts failure.
Who knows how many rounds went through the two barrels on the 1885 before I obtained the action.

However I have seen others snap their firing pin - usually from missing the small firing pin return spring; or having a weak spring to return the firing pin, or not half cocking the hammer before opening the block.

A solution is to cut a small groove to form a ramp for the firing pin to slide down - to prevent it from catching on the edge of the barrel chamber.

So it is always recommended to have a replacement firing pin, a replacement firing pin return coil spring and a replacement hammer spring - flat or coil depending which yours has.

Some people start having problems igniting their primers.

The spring can weaken and you can get more force with a new hammer spring.

But on occasion a hammer spring can break as well.

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Reply #3 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 9:57am
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Schuetzendave wrote on Mar 15th, 2019 at 9:46am:
I put over thirty thousand rounds through the third barrel on my High Wall and never had a parts failure.
Who knows how many rounds went through the two barrels on the 1885 before I obtained the action.

However I have seen others snap their firing pin - usually from missing the small firing pin return spring; or having a weak spring to return the firing pin, or not half cocking the hammer before opening the block.

A solution is to cut a small groove to form a ramp for the firing pin to slide down - to prevent it from catching on the edge of the barrel chamber.


All of the originals I have worked on will cam the firing pin back as soon as the lever starts to go down. The only ones I have seen with a spring have been converted someplace along the way.
  

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Reply #4 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 11:31am
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Reply #5 - Mar 15th, 2019 at 8:02pm
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Yes all my HighWalls had the Mann-Neidner firing pin conversions to provide a smaller firing pin for use with smokeless powders.
  
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