Originally Posted by Zane71464
Welcome to TFF DHunt.
On the serial #, there isnt a letter prefix before the serial number is there?
And as far as mis-fires, it may just need a real good cleaning.
Zane and mrt, thank you for your responses. The serial number has no letter prefix and is 69368207 and according to mrt, the date of manufacture is 1931(69-2000), which is possible since it was given to me by a friend who got it from his father-in-law.
I am ordering a new plastic buffer and new spring. I just cleaned it for the first time! after using it for many years to slaughter pigs and then for a couple of years shooting woodchucks. I might install the new parts and try it before purchasing a new firing pin - or should I go ahead and order it?
Once again, thank you for the welcome and the advice. Cliff, thank you for the offer, I might call you at some point. Best, David