January 20, 2011, 10:29 AM
Hi! I'm a newcomer: my name is Umberto, I live in Rome (Italy) and wish to apologize for my poor english. I own an original Colt Lightning rifle. The writing on the barrel reads “Patent 1883, 1887 - .44 Cal”, so I shoot the modern .44-40 rounds. When the magazine is full, I have the following problem: when a new round comes out of the magazine, it goes onto the carrier in the wrong way, i.e. not horizontal but oblique, with its bottom up, which makes the rifle jam. N.B.: this malfunction happens only for the first 7-8 rounds when the magazine is full: then the remaining rounds align on the carrier properly and are chambered with no problem, so if I don't want to have a jam I must load not more than 3-4 rounds at a time). Maybe I didn’t reassemble the cartridge-carrier correctly, or there is some part in the feeding mechanism that is worn out? Is there any kind soul who can give me detailed instructions (with fotos if possible) on how to reassemble the carrier? Thank you very much.