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Old December 27, 2005, 06:10 PM   #1
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winchester 94 trapper 357

Ok,I've heard these are temperamental about ammunition. I bought one, used, but used little. When I bought it, the guy told me it had problems feeding lead reloads.

I figured I'd just use jacketed bullets. So, today, I tried a few dummy rounds through it.

It doesn't seem to have a problem feeding into the chamber.

Every time, on the upstroke, this one drops an extra round out of the magazine tube, under the cartridge guide. It locks up above the carrier, so that the lever won't come all the way up.
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Old December 27, 2005, 06:14 PM   #2
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BTW, it's one of the newer ones with the safety on the upper tang.
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Old December 27, 2005, 06:49 PM   #3
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I would send it back to Winchester for repair. I have a trapper in .44 mag. and it is very reliable and has never jammed.
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Old December 27, 2005, 11:12 PM   #4
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it's a simple fix

What is happening to you is the carrier block isn't coming down far enough to block the next round from popping down out of the mag tube. You should send it back to the factory if you aren't familiar with the gun or if you want to fix it yourself, let me know and I can give you some instructions on how to fix it.

They ran into trouble with the pistol cartridges since the rin sometimes is much smaller than say a 30/30.
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Old December 28, 2005, 02:19 PM   #5
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"What is happening to you is the carrier block isn't coming down far enough to block the next round from popping down out of the mag tube."

Yeah. I saw that last night while I was watching it cycle. As a matter of fact, if I push forward and up on the lever the block comes in far enough to block the mag, and it cyclesjust fine.

"If you want to fix it yourself, let me know and I can give you some instructions on how to fix it."

I can probably handle it. What needs to be done?
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Old December 28, 2005, 10:23 PM   #6
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If you can tig weld, problem solved

You need to build up the finger lever with TIG weld to help make sure it brings the carrier up high enough to block the next round from popping out onto the carrier. If you can't TIG weld, it is better to send it back or take it to a smith to fix it.

The finger lever's job is to raise the carrier up slightly when the round pops out onto it catching the next round before it has time to come out. The finger lever is the easiest of the timing factors to adjust and you won't have to build it up but slightly to get the timing right for the shorter rounds. If you can handle the job and need more help understanding, ask me a question if you want to. It isn't a hard job to do if you know how to weld. Good luck with it.
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Old December 28, 2005, 10:23 PM   #7
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If you can tig weld, problem solved

You need to build up the finger lever with TIG weld to help make sure it brings the carrier up high enough to block the next round from popping out onto the carrier. If you can't TIG weld, it is better to send it back or take it to a smith to fix it.

The finger lever's job is to raise the carrier up slightly when the round pops out onto it catching the next round before it has time to come out. The finger lever is the easiest of the timing factors to adjust and you won't have to build it up but slightly to get the timing right for the shorter rounds. If you can handle the job and need more help understanding, ask me a question if you want to. It isn't a hard job to do if you know how to weld. Good luck with it.
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