Hard time loading...

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by fast97rs, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. fast97rs

    fast97rs Member

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    Hi everyone i have a Win. 94E in .30-30...

    I notice that loading it is extremely hard.... i have to slide the rounds in all the way only to get my finger stuck on the little plate that you push down under the round.... is this normal? Am i suppost to do something... like hit a button or something before i start reloading? It is also ever hard to get the rounds in....

    So far what i am doing after emptying the tube mag is pushing each round in with the next round... but i don't like doing this becuase i am pushing on the primer... :shock: .....

    I thought loading my lever action would be like loading a shotguns tube mag... is it normal for it to be so hard? It seems that its not becuase the spring is tense but rather that little floor plate is extremely tense....

    I am also having problems with the ejector... seems to slip on some of my rounds(FTE)..... if i take it to a gun smith is there some sort of larger ejector that can be fitted on the gun?

    Thanks everyone!

    Jorgy
     

  2. huntswithdogs

    huntswithdogs Moderator

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    Fast,
    Most leverguns that I've played with are loaded just like you said. Push one in most of the way and use the next round to push it the rest of the way. You don't have to worry about the primers because of the flatpointed bullets. They're designed that way on purpose.
    We'l need a better explanation about the ejector. Did you mean extractor? Do the shells come out of the chamber when working the lever ? Or do they not eject the way you think they should(ie: not throw them far enough away)?

    HWD
     
  3. fast97rs

    fast97rs Member

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    O ok... after a little practice i was able to get reloading down....

    and the problem i was having with the extractor was that it had broken... i just got a new one....

    thanks everyone,

    Jorgy
     
  4. bbanbury

    bbanbury Super Member

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    I have a similar problem with my Marlin in 44 mag. Sometimes it's a real pain to push those rounds in....esp. when it's cold.

    I also had a problem with extraction of some rounds. I was able to narrow it down to specific brands. Rem, Win, and Fed were fine. I had problems with CCI and umc.

    Anyway, gald you got it fixed.
     
  5. Levergun

    Levergun Super Member

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    If you boys would get an original Winchester, made by winchester...(Pre-64) then you will not have any of those problems and you will love your levergun. I have two of them and have no problems at all. They are smooth action and shoot real well.

    The newer models are not even made in the US! That is one reason I like Savage and Remington to date for moder rifles. Marlin levers are still made in the US as well. :wink:
     
  6. mountainview

    mountainview Super Member

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    L-Gun,

    Where does Winny import the Model 94 from nowadays? I was a thinking about one but now the Marlin looks even better.
     
  7. deerdown444

    deerdown444 Active Member

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    Re: re: Hard time loading...

    The Marlin is made in USA 8) .That means alot to me.I am not a 100 % sure but I think that winchester is made in Japan now.
     
  8. Levergun

    Levergun Super Member

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    Yes I think it is Japan as well. I lost track and didn't really care after they left the US. Good US guns are Savage, Remington, Marlin and I count Shiloh Sharps as well. :wink:

    Damm! Look at the sixe of that AVATAR! :shock:

    I need to work on that! :wink:
     
  9. [Smoke]

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    I have the same problem loading my marlin 45-70. I was told to leave it loaded so that the spring loses some of its tension. If I didn't live alone I wouldn't consider doing this. Should I or should I not?
     
  10. I have a 30-30 made for sears by Whinchester Co I believe before it was sold I. I bought it 17 years ago it is a Ted Williams model 100 also it was sold at Sears back when they use to sell guns on the but blate it has the Sears logo on it I have been trying to figure out when it was made it has a s/n 273.532140 shots nice too it did have some surface rust on it left some pits in makes it look rustic or used any how but it hasnt got worse since i bout it I was thinking I might send it to some one to have the barrel reblued but not sure if they can get the pits out maybe I will leave it as is since its just cosmetic any how.
     
  11. vashooter

    vashooter Well-Known Member

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    Re: re: Hard time loading...

    Winchester 94's have, up until March 2006, been made at the New Haven, Conn. factory. USA made all the way. Winchester makes some of its rifles and shotguns over in Japan, but the 94, 9422, Model 70, and Model 1300 shotgun were all made at New Haven.
     
  12. Drop-Shot

    Drop-Shot Super Member

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    I've had the same problem Fast,at the cowboy matches I go to the cowboys and cowgirls push the lead round in and put another on the back of the round and push with that shell,that way you only chance pinching your thumb on the last round.Lever is right about the older Winchesters,I had an old 32 win special and it loaded so sweet I almost never had to worry about a pinched thumb,only when it was real cold.Drop-Shot
     
  13. vashooter

    vashooter Well-Known Member

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    My 94 Ranger in 30-30 is a pain to load too. But it's brand new- just requires some break in. Guess I'll have to go out and shoot it a bunch! :wink: