The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: Bolt, Lever, and Pump Action

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 21, 2013, 07:21 AM   #1
woody wood
Senior Member
Join Date: January 13, 2010
Location: minnesota
Posts: 261
94 ae double feed issue

i have a 94 ae in 30-30 that every so often(most times) double feeds,anything to look for or replace/fix?
nra member
proud father and patriot
woody wood is offline  
Old July 21, 2013, 08:24 AM   #2
big al hunter
Senior Member
Join Date: March 12, 2011
Location: Washington state
Posts: 1,048
Check the shell keeper at the end of the magazine tube. It is either worn, bent or dirty. You should be able to see it with the action open with a shell in the magazine. It is a small piece of metal holding the rim and preventing the shell from leaving the magazine.
You can't fix stupid....however ignorance can be cured through education!
big al hunter is offline  
Old July 21, 2013, 02:16 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: September 8, 2007
Location: Mississippi
Posts: 14,258
Hawg is offline  
Old July 21, 2013, 07:48 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: September 19, 2008
Posts: 4,678

FWIW, You most likely have a worn cartridge stop that's causing "under the carrier" jams.

The cartridge stop is the vertical "finger" that extends upward from the forward edge of the lower link.

The tip usually wears down a few thousandths, and then a cartridge from the magazine will slip past it & under the lifter, making a partial disassembly necessary to clear.

While the link can be replaced, most knowledgeable gun enthusiasts just remove the link and either build up the tip with weld or swadge it longer via hammering on the side(s) with the opposite side on a steel flat.
It's been best practice to make the finger a little too long (NO cartridges will even feed from the mag), then file it down a little bit at a time until it just barely feeds OK.

This is the link, showing the front end:

Below (left) is a worn stop finger, below (right) is a typical finished repair:

PetahW is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05117 seconds with 9 queries