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by Mark Terry
Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BL-22
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Browning BL-22

Sent the rifle to Browning and it was returned last week, repaired. Cost was $120.

When I sent the rifle to them, I asked for some explanation of what had happened but I got nothing.

I will call and see if they could offer an explanation. What's to keep this from happening again?
by Mark Terry
Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895 Cowboys
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

Re: Marlin 1895 Cowboys

You can get more info from the Marlin Owners forums, but what I have heard is that Marlin themselves made them in the 90's and early 2000's with a JM stamp. THen stopped production, and Remington has made some since under contract. There was a flurry of poo-pooing the "Remlin" quality, and some con...
by Mark Terry
Fri Jul 12, 2013 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BL-22
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Browning BL-22

I've not looked at this rifle closely enough yet, but could it be that a stuck extractor fired the rimfire cartridge before the bolt was fully locked, leading to a case rupture and an uncontrolled 24,000 psi blowout? I suppose that's possible. I'm not familiar with the action either. We spoke with ...
by Mark Terry
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BL-22
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Browning BL-22

If we'd found two bullets (in the barrel), I'd have said that could have been the case but since we only found one, I think the preceding shot was okay. They claim to have seen a bullet hole from the preceding shot.

The rifle is, I believe, entirely repairable, so it's not destroyed.
by Mark Terry
Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Browning BL-22
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Browning BL-22

A good friend of mine lusted after, drooled over and finally purchased a used Browning BL-22 in very good condition. The seller told a story about how he's bought it for his daughter who promptly dropped it and scratched the stock (minor and the only thing that suggests it was ever handled). She dec...
by Mark Terry
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Marlin 1895 Cowboys
Replies: 9
Views: 1605

Marlin 1895 Cowboys

I've had a couple of questions lately that I haven't been able to get answered and I've been meaning to come to the source of levergun knowledge. This is the first one: I've been enamored with the Marlin 1895 Cowboy rifles of late and have been on the lookout for one in .45-70. After more than a yea...
by Mark Terry
Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Help
Replies: 24
Views: 4731

Re: Winchester 94 Help

I took both rifles out this past weekend. Both shot well including feeding and ejecting. No problems.

I suspect the problem might recur somewhere down the road and if it does, a new carrier would probably be in order.

Thanks to everyone here for the tolerance, help, and advice.

Mark
by Mark Terry
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Help
Replies: 24
Views: 4731

Re: Winchester 94 Help

Well..... I took the time tonight to remove the carrier from the other 94 and install it in the jamming 94. Darn thing works perfectly! Then, I put the carrier from the jamming 94 into the other 94. It works perfectly, too! I'm quite sure there is a very good explanation for all of this but at this ...
by Mark Terry
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Help
Replies: 24
Views: 4731

Re: Winchester 94 Help

Joe, I think you are right. It is possible to watch the interaction between the carrier and carrier spring with all the other parts removed. I have studied it and tried to figure out what needs to happen differently. My limited experience is that metal either needs to be added or removed but I don't...
by Mark Terry
Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Help
Replies: 24
Views: 4731

Re: Winchester 94 Help

The only time I had to shuffle the lever was when using a bullet with the wrong ogive and or over all cart' length! Is it with factory ammo you are having this issue? N. I'm using dummies made from empty cases and bullets i pulled from factory cartridges. OAL is the same as the factory loaded cartr...
by Mark Terry
Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Help
Replies: 24
Views: 4731

Re: Winchester 94 Help

Thanks, Joe. I took both pins out (from the jamming '94 and another I have that doesn't jam). Both appear to be the same (roughly 0.167" in diameter X 0.572" long and tapered slightly on one end). I even swapped them. The jamming gum still jammed and the other gun functioned without issue. It seems ...
by Mark Terry
Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Help
Replies: 24
Views: 4731

Re: Winchester 94 Help

First, I'd like to thank everyone who responded. It's all very good advice, rare, and very valuable to me. I took some time this evening to tackle it again. I disassembled everything even down to the rails (to be sure there wasn't junk behind them). They looked pretty good but it eliminates that pos...
by Mark Terry
Sat Jan 05, 2013 5:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Winchester 94 Help
Replies: 24
Views: 4731

Winchester 94 Help

Gentlemen, I've been a member here for quite a while and have spent some time here, mostly reading. This may be my first post here. A while back I ran across a Winchester 94 in .30-30 in what appeared to be decent shooter sort of shape for a reasonable price so it came home with me. It was the early...