Couple of questions about 1897 problems and possible reasons/solutions. Two of these are friend's guns and one is mine.
1) Gun 1 Problem: Hammer rides down with the bolt maybe one out of every six shots. Hammer can then be cocked by thumb and fired. This doesn't happen on his other 97 so maybe not operator error.
2) Gun 2 Problem: Double feed frequently. Pump the action and you get extra half shell into action (note: Wild Bunch here with stoked gun).
3) Gun 3 Problem: Failure to feed from magazine (again Wild Bunch stoked gun). Happens maybe once or twice a match. Have to pump action once or twice extra to feed. Different shell types work better than others, STS work almost all the time, AA FtF a lot.
Any suggestions on reasons and or solutions to any of the above problems would be appreciated.