Issue with a Pardner 12ga

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Issue with a Pardner 12ga

Post by oldschoolersp101 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:11 am

A few months ago I purchased a Pardner 12ga for home defense. I bought it brand-new from a retailer and paid less than $200 for it. So I'm half thinking I got what I paid for, but I've heard wonderful reviews about these cheap ugly guns.

This weekend I disassembled it for the first time and gave it a good cleaning after a few trips to the range. Once I put it back together, I realized that I could rack the pump without pressing the disconnect or pulling the trigger. I also discovered that if I stand the gun straight up against a wall with the butt-stock on the ground, the pump will actually fall with gravity causing the bolt to drop back in the receiver. I've heard of such issues with old beat-to-death shottys, but not on one with less than 100 rounds through it.

Can this be ignored or is it an issue I need to have a gunsmith look at?

**I just realized that I can't get a shell in the chamber either, so I am going to have to get this professionally looked at and repaired if it's not much money.**
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Re: Issue with a Pardner 12ga

Post by boomboom » Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:21 am

If you didn't put a part back in wrong or lose a part to cause the issue, I'd give the manufacturer a call.
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Re: Issue with a Pardner 12ga

Post by oldschoolersp101 » Mon Feb 16, 2015 9:21 am

boomboom wrote:If you didn't put a part back in wrong or lose a part to cause the issue, I'd give the manufacturer a call.
Yeah, I'm humble enough to admit that my first guess is operator error. I didn't have any pieces left over or out of place, but something may not have been aligned up right.
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