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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-25-2019, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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I have an early 70's .58 cal Huntsman and need some assistance. The barrel is difficult to dismount and twice as difficult to put back on. It has to be lined up and preasure apply at certain areas to remove and the same to replace. Another question, there is no ejector but yet there is the ejector stop pin. Why? Can't figure out why that roll pin is there. I have several other H&R rifles , shotguns even a Sidekick and none of them this complex to remove the barrel. Thank you for listening and any advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Don't know what the problem with dismounting the barrel is; mine is just like any other H & R. The pin is, I believe, so that you won't open the action all the way after a missfire. The breach plug is friction fit with rubber rings. If you have a delayed ignition and snap open the action, when it goes off the breach plug would come flying out with out the pin. As it is, the plug will hit the action not you (in theory).
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Is the roll pin in the under lug sticking out too far on one side?
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Thank you for your responses. Own this weapon several years never fired it bought it used in decent shape. Neckisred you got me to thinking, I went out to the shop and drifted the roll pin out. The action works like a new rifle. Lock up is excellent. What are the dangers if any of shooting this beast without the rollpin? It doesn't look like it does anything useful.
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Your choice on going without the pin, but it is supposed to keep the breach plug from being ejected in case of a delayed fireing as noted above.
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Should I have a misfire I promise not to open the action for the appropriate amount of time.
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Should I have a misfire I promise not to open the action for the appropriate amount of time.
Do what you want, your a big boy. gene_225 gave you the proverbial "heads up". It's your choice to take his advice or not.

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A statement of fact: H&R Huntsman & Sidekick blued barrels are made of 4140 steel.
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