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Nova won't fire in cold weather

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I have a Nova that's only a year old. for some reason it wont fire in cold weather. I had a beautiful shot on a duck this morning and all I heard was "click". Any help?

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I have a Nova that's only a year old. for some reason it wont fire in cold weather. I had a beautiful shot on a duck this morning and all I heard was "click". Any help?

 

Did the firing pin strike the primer?

 

Were you able to fire following immediate and or remedial action?

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I have a nova as well and when I went to pul the trigger all I heard was click. It was 11 degrees this morning and at 11am it was 25 then my gun started to work.

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My first thoughts whenever a cold weather mis-fire occurs is to break down the gun and give the firing pin, spring, and bolt a good cleaning. Oil left in the firing pin channel will eventually evaporate to a grease like consistency. Add in cold temps and it's not hard to imagine the firing pin moving very sluggishly, if at all, at the hammer strike.

 

My guns are well oiled, but their firing pins are just about bone dry. A slight wipe with a small patch that has maybe two drops of oil is all that area receives.

 

Best of luck!

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My first thoughts whenever a cold weather mis-fire occurs is to break down the gun and give the firing pin, spring, and bolt a good cleaning. Oil left in the firing pin channel will eventually evaporate to a grease like consistency. Add in cold temps and it's not hard to imagine the firing pin moving very sluggishly, if at all, at the hammer strike.

 

My guns are well oiled, but their firing pins are just about bone dry. A slight wipe with a small patch that has maybe two drops of oil is all that area receives.

 

Best of luck!

 

What he said.

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Hi Novaboy, If you heard “click,” the firing pin dropped, but not hard enough to ignite the primer. So… your firing pin is hanging up and not striking the primer adequately.

 

You only need to disassemble the bolt, clean every part therein, and check the springs to return your gun to reliable firing in any temperature.

 

--Spike

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