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Neil Goeppinger

I read Harry Long’s reply and he pretty well covered the possible ways to fix your problem. In any case, I don’t think you are talking about an expensive repair. Take a good look at the pin the clapper swings from and at the hole in the top of the clapper, and figure out how to get as much of the play out of it as possible (drill out the hole in the clapper if oval and put in a round insert with the proper inside diameter to fit a new pin). My guess is your problem is just wear. When you are finished and putting it back together, be sure to grease the moving parts, and grease the ends of the yoke where it rotates in the top of the A frame stands. Good luck. I’m glad you are putting your bell back in ringing condition. Nothing sounds like church so much as a church bell.
— Neil