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Well it didn`t take long!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by chasgrips45, Jan 21, 2013.

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  1. chasgrips45

    chasgrips45 Member

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    I just got home with my beautiful 16'" Rossi Model 92. Nice gun. I decided to go outside & check the action. I put 3,or 4 38 specials in the gun,& noticed that the rounds were really hard to load, the loading gate seemed to be stuck in the depressed position. The gun is jammed up tight. I unloaded the gun by removing the plug that holds the mag spring . The rounds came rolling out , of the front of the gun. OK, but now as before the loading gate is stuck in the depressed position, the gun is unloaded ,&the action is jammed , the trigger operates fine .I just can`t Move the cocking lever. I never even shot the gun & its busted already !!!!!! Sure could use some help!
     
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    I'd reach into the receiver and apply a bit of pressure with a finger tip on the bolt while trying to cycle the lever first in one direction and then the other.

    After that if nothing happens, grabbing the rifle solidly accelerate it towards the floor (not striking the floor) and stopping sharply - then try the lever.

    Another - see if you can depress the hammer away from the bolt to releive any pressure it may be excessively exerting on that new bolt.
     
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    Can you tell if there's a round in the chamber, or absolutely account for all the rounds you loaded into it? You need to do that before proceeding.
     
  4. d2wing

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    That's why as much as I love lever guns, I wouldn't consider them as a top choice for a survival or only gun. They are too complicated.the tube feed is one thing to go wrong, the lever cock and feed another. I won't part with my '94 but
    I treat it kindly.
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    But isn't it strange how perfectly reliable Winchesters were for about 100 years before the the Italian replicas replaced them??

    Those early Winchesters where the assault rifles of the day for about 100 years.
    And the real Winchesters are no less reliable today then they were then.

    rc
     
  6. chasgrips45

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    Well I stuck my finger into the feed ramp hole, while loosening & tightening the screw that holds the the spring for the feed ramp,sure enough, the gate popped out. It still gets stuck in the depressed position once in a while.It seems that the gate gets hung up on something in there I`ll go out & shoot the gun, & see what happens. I sure hate to go through the hassle of sending it back to Rossi.
     
  7. d2wing

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    Really, assault rifles? Which 100 years and by what Army? Yes mine has lasted a generation and a friend has one over 100 years old. But mine has jammed and
    There are lot's of moving parts and complicated mechanics. Fine gun though and
    Character in spades.
     
  8. WardenWolf

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    Contact Rossi and they'll take care of you. From what I hear they have great customer service.
     
  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Well for starters, the Union army in the civil war.

    They were thought pretty highly of during the Indian wars too.
    By both sides.
    Just not the army.

    Then later by lawmen & outlaws.

    rc
     
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    I would try a refund first.
     
  12. d2wing

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    I stand corrected. I knew they weren't U.S. Army issue. Good to know.
     
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    It is interesting to note that the Army turned the Henry and later the Winchester down because they were too complicated, could not be easily cleaned and maintained in the field, and were not powerful enough. In a sense, they were more like submachineguns than "assault rifles" because the ammunition had little power.

    And in the Civil War, a major problem with all those "patent" rifles was that there was a limited supply of ammunition, usually just one factory, and once the few rounds bought with the rifles ran out, the soldiers expected the Ordnance Department to come through with more ammunition, which they often could not do.

    Jim
     
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