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I have an Ithaca Model 49, the single shot, lever action, .22 rifle. It misfires more than fires, due to the firing pin hitting just inside the rim, rather than hitting the rim. Is there a fix, or adjustment, for this? Rifle is in 95% condition, and it would be nice to get it working.
 

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It may need a new firing pin or something else may be wrong, like the breechblock not closing completely. No way to tell without seeing the rifle.

I will say that those were not (IMHO) the world's best rifles, and they gave all kinds of trouble, usually in the extractor/ejector.

If you decide to take the gun apart, check back or elsewhere to find out how to do it right. A lot of those little guns have been ruined by owners trying to disassemble them without knowing how.

Jim
 

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I just saw this thread.
Did you fix the 49? the reason I ask is they can be a pain to fix.
I work on them all the time.
Mike
 

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So did I. Hate them. Not as much as the old Savage/Stevens/Springfield autoloader, but I hate those little Ithacas.

Jim
 
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