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.270 Thompson Center Venture won't fire

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Posting on here for my brother about his gun. It's a brand new .270 TC venture. Only 6 shots fired through it to sight it in. He took it all the way from MN to NE only for it not to fire on deer. He said it only slightly dents the primer.

What do you think it could be? Something wrong with the firing pin possibly? And has anyone else ever had this issue?

He said it was really cold that night so he took it inside over night and tried firing it again today and it still did not fire.

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my out on a limb guess would be that he didn't clean out firing pin mechanism before sighting in the gun and that the factory lubrication was too much and it is full of gunk from 6 loads and once it hit the cold it seriously gummed it up. Have him take the whole thing (firing pin and bolt) and clean it up and lightly, very very lightly re oil it

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Agrree, bring it in let it warm, put in a primer and see if it fires in a warm state. Iutside of course. If it dose do wat piks says. Get a can of shooters choice gun cleaner that evaporates and a bottle break fre lube. Spray the trigger and fireing pin mechanisims and put just a fw drops of oil in the mechanical area

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Check to see if the firing pin is protruding out of the bolt when decocked/fired it should have a .050-.060 protrusion out of the bolt if it is less it may be broken or the spring is bound up by factory oil that has gotten stiff. Just because it is new doesn't mean that the spring cant be broke I just installed a new one in a savage 2 days before season on a brand new gun that had only been shot 5 times.

Soak the bolt in Hoppes #9 for a while then spray it down with gun scrubber and blow out with air then a couple drops of CLP and then test fire.

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