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    Got a Sharps, and a couple questions

    I purchased a Garrett Sharps from another member and it arrived yesterday. I was able to get to the range and put a few rounds through it.

    The major surprise was how much powder blowback I was getting. It felt like someone slapping me across the forehead. Was using 45 grains of 3f, I may try 2f next time to see if that makes a difference. Still, the action remained just as smooth on the sixth shot as it was on the first.

    As you will see, the breech block has some sort of gasket between the seal plate and the block. I?m guessing this didn?t factory. Does anyone recognize this modification? Is this something that should be replaced with time? I have not tried to remove the plate yet.









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    Got a Sharps, and a couple questions

    Similar to your picture, I fill my Garrett breach block with red high temperature silicone. Usually remove and replace every two years. Gas check plate is original. Shoots NEI 540-465 with 35 gr 3f Goex and Uncle Mikes nipple. I can shoot indefinitely without seizing of the breech block.

    Looks like alignment with the chamber sleeve is off a little. May be some wear in the link.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P.Altland View Post
    Similar to your picture, I fill my Garrett breach block with red high temperature silicone. Usually remove and replace every two years. Gas check plate is original. Shoots NEI 540-465 with 35 gr 3f Goex and Uncle Mikes nipple. I can shoot indefinitely without seizing of the breech block.

    Looks like alignment with the chamber sleeve is off a little. May be some wear in the link.


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    Paul could you post a picture of your breechblock, curious as to how it looks with the silicone
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    Got the block apart and cleaned. Plate shows some erosion, but hopefully not enough to warrant replacement yet. The gasket is in pretty good shape, but not knowing how old it is it?s probably time for a replacement. It is marked ?3/3 R.? A google search didn?t reveal anything that looked similar. Does anyone know what size this is by the picture?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Muley Gil View Post
    Looks like a plumbing washer.
    Thanks, looks like a 3/8 faucet washer.


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    Quote Originally Posted by noonanda View Post
    Paul could you post a picture of your breechblock, curious as to how it looks with the silicone
    I can post tomorrow.


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    I would send it to Larry Flees or Charlie Hahn and have the mods done. They use two different methods both with good success and you'll never need to worry with it again. Well worth every penny spent in my opinion. Just my 2 cents.

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    Can you post a picture of the breech face?

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