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Old 08-26-2010, 09:40 PM
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Need Help w/ Feeding Problems w/ my 1893 Marlin 38-55


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I need Help w/ Feeding Problems w/ my 1893 Marlin 38-55.

I decided to play with my Marlin model 1893 in 38-55 cal. After loading a bunch of re-formed 30-30 cases with a 249g flat nose lead bullet, (winchester 38-55 M mold) I tried running a few through the rifle.

Several seemed to not feed properly. It was like the "lifter" was locked down. I wasn't able to predict when it would happen, it just did it every 3 or 4 out of 10.

Any one experience such problems, or have a suggestions to solve this problem?
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Old 08-27-2010, 04:54 AM
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It may be your reloads but ,I also had the same problem where the cartridge in the magazine would come half way out and jam the cartridge carrier down. It was a timing problem with the cartridge carrier and needed a smith to fix it.
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Old 09-03-2010, 03:38 PM
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I had a 45-70 that would freeze cartridges half way out of the magazine and jamb up the works. It turned out the loading gate needed a little honing.

Works slick now.
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