What should I do if my jerky gun sticks or the trigger does not engage?
- This issue could occur if the lubricant inside of the plunger shaft congeals or begins to harden. Please follow the instructions below to loosen and remove build-up of residue, dirt, oil or grease from the engaging blocks and plunger shaft. Repeating this process from time to time will improve the operation of the Jerky Gun.
- First, draw the plunger shaft back to its fullest length, away from the handle assembly, pressing the release button.
- Next, saturate the rough surface of a double-sided scrubbing sponge (or similar item) in rubbing alcohol and push it through the entire length of the plunger shaft about 3 to 5 times. Ensure that the sponge cycles through from the handle to the plunger shaft knob and back each time.
- Lastly, apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol directly onto the plunger shaft. Using the trigger, pass the plunger shaft all the way through until the plunger shaft knob is against the back of the handle assembly. Now draw it back and forth a few more times to ensure that the unit can flow with ease.
- Another possibility could be that the engaging block may need to be re-aligned. If you are not feeling any resistance when pulling the trigger, please follow the instructions below:
- Using a wide flat-head screw driver (or similar tool), carefully pry the side panel (located above the trigger handle) from the handle assembly.
- Using the flat-head screw driver, push the thick spring that holds the large metal block away from the block. While holding the spring back, re-adjust the block so that the trigger hammer sits firmly inside of the grove near the bottom of the block.
- Once the front block is re-aligned, release the spring so that it holds the front block in place and replace the side panel.
Can I make Deer Jerky with the Weston Jerky Gun?
Absolutely! But special considerations must be made when making any meat product from venison or other wild game, as it can become heavily contaminated during field dressing. Venison is often held at temperatures that could potentially allow bacteria to grow, such as when it is being transported. Refer to the USDA Meat and Poultry Department for further questions or information on meat and food safety.
How are the New & Improved Weston Jerky Guns different from the old models?
- Weston Original Jerky Gun (now 37-0111-W):
- The new model includes a sausage stuffing funnel so that you can now stuff sausage links with your jerky gun!
- We have also included a 12 oz bottle of our new Classic Weston Jerky Dust™ Seasoning (for 10 lbs of jerky).
- We have removed the single jerky nozzles, keeping the stainless steel double jerky strip and double snack stick nozzles for more efficient use (why make just one strip at a time when you can make two?!).
- The Original Jerky Gun still includes a plastic stomper and 2 piece cleaning brush set.
- Weston Original Jerky Gun Jr. (now 37-0211-W):
- The new Jr. model includes a sausage stuffing funnel so that you can now stuff sausage links with your jerky gun!
- We have also replaced the four different jerky nozzles with (1) plastic double jerky strip and (1) double snack strip attachment for efficiency of use.
- The Original Jerky Gun Jr. still includes a plastic stomper and 2 piece cleaning brush set.
- Realtree Jerky Gun by Weston (still 37-0101-RT):
- The improved Realtree model includes a sausage stuffing funnel so that you can now stuff sausage links with your jerky gun!
- We have also replaced the four different jerky nozzles with (1) stainless steel double jerky strip and (1) stainless steel double snack strip attachment for efficiency of use.
- The Realtree Jerky Gun still includes a plastic stomper, 2 piece cleaning brush set, extra tube to pre-fill, and Realtree camo storage bag.
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