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Spring Rod and Cartrage Tube Feeding Issue
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February 16, 2023 - 3:14 pm
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I’m in possession of my great-grandfathers Model 1890 (asmbl 1910).  It is chambered in the larger .22WRF.  My issue is that when I feed 5 rounds into the magazine tube, I can’t get the spring-loaded feed rod to lock down firmly in the tube.

I’ve clean and inspected the tube. I’ve tried fewer rounds. The feed rod seats/locks with no rounds in the tube.  It will cycle the rounds as long as I pump with the rifle at an upward angle, allowing gravity to position the next round…  Ideas?

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February 16, 2023 - 4:30 pm
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Use a cleaning rod and try pushing it up into the magazine tube. Will it go past about 5-6 inches? Are there any noticeable dents in the magazine tube?

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February 16, 2023 - 8:20 pm
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If you spend $150 to buy a Teslong bore scope you could look down the tube.  If anyone has one to borrow I would ask them.  These bore scopes are very handy.  It comes with a monitor about the size of a cell phone.  It can take pictures and videos which you can download to a computer.

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