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Winchester 72
March 31, 2019
6:04 pm
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Hello the Fire,

 

 My Winchester 72 will not chamber a round, will not go into the chamber, I can't see or feel anything in the way (I.E. broken case) have used rod with jag and patch and can't feel anything. Barrel is clean.

Has anyone encountered this? Or any ideas?

 

Thank You,

cba

 

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March 31, 2019
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How is the barrel marked? Are you using the correct ammo? Some were chambered for 22 Short.

 

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April 8, 2019
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Hello TXGunNut,

Thanks for the reply.

It is marked Win. 72 Short, Long, Long Rifle. Have tried a dummy round with no success, goes in to the base of the bullet and before the case touches the

bore it flat stops. My other 72 does not do this, it drops right in. I think I have a broken case in the bore, but can't feel a thing with any of my picks, have tried

to push from the muzzle with no success. My gunsmith has been ill and will be talking to him soon.

Open for suggestions.

Again thank you,

cba

 

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April 9, 2019
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CBA-

Best way to remove a broken case is actually quite simple. Take the next size larger bronze bore cleaning brush (25 or 27 caliber) and push it into the breech as far as possible and pull it out, broken case comes out nearly every time and all it costs is a brush. It helps to use a short, stiff rod and a gun vise. If the first attempt doesn’t work try a bit of Kroil before trying again.

 

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April 17, 2019
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TXGunNut,

Hello again,

 Tried a couple of other things with the same result. I did notice that a .24 caliber brass jag would come all the way from the muzzle and stop dead before it

would totally come out the breech end. Will try the larger cleaning brush from the breech and see what happens, that would a cheap fix for sure. Will let you

know how it comes out. (no pun intended) LOL!

 

Again Thank You,

 cba

(also a mike)

 

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April 18, 2019
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If the brush trick doesn't work:

 

Take a small piece of cotton wadding and push it in the chamber end stopping just past the chamber. Cerrosafe is preferred (melts at 170*) but lead works just fine also. Melt enough to fill the chamber but don't over fill it. A little bit short of filling is better than over filling it. You can use a old cleaning rod to knock out the stuck casing. Be advised if you use a good cleaning rod you may roll the threaded end a bit and it won't be so good any more. It usually doesn't take much force to knock out the casing. This is best done with the wood removed from the barreled action. Hope this helps...….

 

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June 23, 2019
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Update,

 

 Well what ever was stuck in the breech (or not in the breech) was REALLY hard.

 

 My gunsmith had to re-cut the chamber. (no brass shavings so probably not a busted case) Now it works as it should have. He believes that this 72 may

have fallen through quality control at Winchester, he believes that the chamber was never cut. (probably why the price was so low)

 

 Thanks for all the advice as to try to get this 72 shooting.

 cba

 

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