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Hi - I'm ***** ***** Stevens. I have recently become the owner of a Winchester Model 353, .177cal, that my dad bought in 1976. I don't think it's ever seen much use. I tried to fire a pellet through it, but the pellet just hardly moved down the barrel (which I had already cleaned). I also tried firing a "cleaning pellet" and that fired as one would expect. I'm hoping that there's some magic that I can cast over the gun to make it shoot again - do you have suggestions? In case magic isn't the answer, do you know of any folks who can fix a gun like this in the Albuquerque area?

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My name is ***** ***** I am happy to help you! Did you try another regular pellet after the cleaning pellet?

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