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Inherited this gun when my father passed. I was hoping I could get some more information on it.
For example common name (I heard it called a bicycle gun), estimated value etc..
I'm new to the forum, so I hope I didn't skip any steps!
38 Caliber S&W CTGE
SN: 98297

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Looks great
It's a bit dirty, and the action is less than desirable. Trigger doesn't want to return. Might just need a but of lubrication. Would love to take the trigger assembly apart, but I'm definitely NOT a gunsmith and don't want to take any chances!

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Trigger doesn't want to return. Might just need a but of lubrication.
Can't do any harm by spraying penetrating oil into every opening that might dribble down into the trigger mechanism. Should be able to tell right away if this is helping. If the problem is a weak trigger or other spring, the cost of repair will probably exceed the value of the gun--a situation I'm in right now with another H&R.
 

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Can't do any harm by spraying penetrating oil into every opening that might dribble down into the trigger mechanism. Should be able to tell right away if this is helping. If the problem is a weak trigger or other spring, the cost of repair will probably exceed the value of the gun--a situation I'm in right now with another H&R.
Thats what I'm afraid of. Want to use it, but obviously can't as of yet. I'm going to try some dry Remington lubricant (for some reason that doesn't seem right ), to see what I can loosen up!
If that doesn't work...penetrating oil is the next step.

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Thats what I'm afraid of. Want to use it, but obviously can't as of yet. I'm going to try some dry Remington lubricant (for some reason that doesn't seem right ), to see what I can loosen up!
If that doesn't work...penetrating oil is the next step.

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As long as you realize that 38 S&W is NOT the common 38 Special
 

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I'm going to try some dry Remington lubricant (for some reason that doesn't seem right ), to see what I can loosen up!
If that doesn't work...penetrating oil is the next step.
Suspect you're wasting your time with a "dry" lubricant, & also WD-40. Break-Free or Kroil spray is what I'd use, though completely submerging the gun in a liquid would be better.
 

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Suspect you're wasting your time with a "dry" lubricant, & also WD-40. Break-Free or Kroil spray is what I'd use, though completely submerging the gun in a liquid would be better.
Oh...I agree. Just what I have on hand right now.

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Thats what I'm afraid of. Want to use it, but obviously can't as of yet. I'm going to try some dry Remington lubricant (for some reason that doesn't seem right ), to see what I can loosen up!
If that doesn't work...penetrating oil is the next step.

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I didn't know you can use Remington lubricant on an H&R.
This is why I joined. (Learning something new all the time!)
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