Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Green country Oklahoma
One problem that can cause contenders to misfire is improper installing the bolt that holds the pistol grip on if it is not installed properly the gun can go off too soon or not fire at all this is caused by not putting enough washers on the mounting bolt to keep it from going in too far and making contact with the hammer. Hard to explain over the net I would say loosen the grip bolt several turns put in a empty casing **** the hammer and see if the hammer drops good. The grip should not go up past the frame when you are installing it if it does that can also interfere with the hammer you may need to drop several washers down in the top side of the hole to shim the frame to its proper place and also make sure that the bolt is not too long as it may need to be shimmed also at any rate I would say do not try to fire it till you have every thing adjusted properly. Another problem could be that the new barrel locking lug is not going all the way in and you may need to stone the top of the lug but only use a sharpening stone and only a couple passes at a time making sure you are flat and true across the face of the lug. I think there is a sticky on how to do this. If you do a search on google how to stone a contender barrel there is a sight that you can click on one of the other contender fellows I think Gen doc may be able to post it for you.
U S Air Force Korean vet. NRA Member
Fourth fighter wing Kimpo Korea 1952 Fourth but first, the mig killers.
533rd material ,air defence Oxnard AFB 1953-1955
Pastor of the CBCG-Fellowship group Tulsa Oklahoma.