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Old 10-01-2019, 11:50 AM
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My wife has owned her 3913 for 30 years. She bought it used, but it has been absolutely reliable until recently. A few weeks ago, while shooting my reloads, she had several failure to feed issues. The rounds hung up partially into the chamber. This happened with more than one magazine. I suspected that that batch of reloads had some variation in physical dimensions. After that, I thoroughly cleaned the gun. Yesterday, she was shooting Winchester white box and experienced the same thing. I am considering replacing the recoil spring with a new standard power spring in case the original spring is suffering fatigue. I would appreciate any insights people may have. Thanks in advance.
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If she's been shooting the gun for 30 years, it's past time to replace the recoil and magazine springs.

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Been shooting it for 30 years on the original recoil spring? Unless only 100 rounds per year have gone through this Model 3913, it is way overdue for a recoil spring change.
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Thanks for the quick responses. I will give it a try.
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