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    Gunsmith recommendation for lever model 92s

    Just bought a Browning 92 44 magnum, and while a very tidy and clean example it will not reliably cycle rounds. Have tried a number of different types with no luck. To be clear I am not running 44 special through it.
    Any suggestions welcome.

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    What in particular is it doing that's causing the miss feed if you watch it slowly as it cycles

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    Back of shell is not coming up enough to line up, Jams as you start to feed shell into breach. Fast or slow seems to make no difference.

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    Lifter not coming up enough somehow?
    Back of the cartridge? The rim you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmiffy View Post
    Lifter not coming up enough somehow?
    Back of the cartridge? The rim you mean?
    Yes seems to be the case.

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    Rims are controlled by two plates inside the receiver. These have angled grooves for the rim to follow. With a neat fitting screwdriver check the small headed screws on either side to ensure they are not loose. Unless you are familiar with the mechanism do not attempt to take the action apart. It is a reasonably complex system to disassemble and reassemble correctly. Most competent older gunsmiths are familiar with the action and it is not a difficult problem to correct. The Browning 92's are well made and I suspect the loose screws could be the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gundoc View Post
    Rims are controlled by two plates inside the receiver. These have angled grooves for the rim to follow. With a neat fitting screwdriver check the small headed screws on either side to ensure they are not loose. Unless you are familiar with the mechanism do not attempt to take the action apart. It is a reasonably complex system to disassemble and reassemble correctly. Most competent older gunsmiths are familiar with the action and it is not a difficult problem to correct. The Browning 92's are well made and I suspect the loose screws could be the problem.
    Thanks, I bought this one because it is almost impossible to find a bad word about the B92s. The fit and finish is very good and clearly has not been dragged around the bush as a pig gun. I also doubt there is much wrong with it, but at the moment it is pretty much a single shot.
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    Update. Checked screws and they seem nice and firm.

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    With the action open, check to see that the rim of the cartridge will freely slide in the angled grooves. The best way to do that is to hold the cartridge vertically and lean the projectile to the rear so the rim angle matches the groove angle. If it is tight then the plates need to be removed and the inside edges relieved very slightly to increase the gap. When doing such jobs remember that less is more! It is a lot easier to remove metal than put it back!

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    Will do thanks.

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    Update. Checked clearance of cartridge guides as suggested. All seems good with no tight spots. Watching the cartridges closely as they cycle, the two lugs on the bottom of the ejector are catching on the bottom side of the primer as the bolt starts to go forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Got-ya View Post
    Update. Checked clearance of cartridge guides as suggested. All seems good with no tight spots. Watching the cartridges closely as they cycle, the two lugs on the bottom of the ejector are catching on the bottom side of the primer as the bolt starts to go forward.
    Get a flat needle file and put a small chamfer on the top edges of the ejector to stop it catching. It won't need much to solve it. You should be able to do it in place if you are careful.
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    The tension rose, a hush fell over the forum as @Got-ya tried to follow @gundoc's instructions...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    The tension rose, a hush fell over the forum as @Got-ya tried to follow @gundoc's instructions...

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