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model 1894 fails to chamber

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by lucair2002@yahoo.com, Nov 11, 2010.

  1. lucair2002@yahoo.com

    lucair2002@yahoo.com alasja New Member

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    I bought a used 1894 .30 .30 xtr. the lever cycles ok when it is empty, but it is really hard to chamber a shell, although it is possible. Any suggestions?
     
  2. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    What does the extracted case look like? And I know it sounds like a ridiculous question, but are you certain that it's a .30.30? Have you fired it yet??
     
  3. lucair2002@yahoo.com

    lucair2002@yahoo.com alasja New Member

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    The extracted case has a little mark on the rim. I have not fired it. I ran a brush and cloth through it and it seemed to help a little. I still have to take it out back and try again. It does load, it is just kind of hard, and it takes a couple tries.

    I am sure it is .30-.30 win
     
  4. Decker

    Decker My house Active Member

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    I don't have the answers but I'm pretty sure that someone here will:

    1894

    -d
     
  5. Kid@Heart

    Kid@Heart Vancouver, USA Cynic Lifetime Supporter Diamond Supporter

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    Take it to a reputable gunsmith.
    :eek: DO NOT FIRE IT!