Re: Remington Model 17 - Will it pump/slam fire?
In the Model 17 and the Ithaca model 37, the hammer follows the bolt as it closes if you hold the trigger back. If you close it fast enough it will fire with the next cartridge when the hammer catches up. This is a dangerous design from that point as the fining pin could contact the primer before the bolt is locked closed. It doesn't occur on newer Remington pump guns. The Winchester Model 12 will also fire if you hold the trigger back and pump it, but the hammer cannot fall or can the firing pin move forward until the bolt is closed and locked.