Warhorse Posted October 16, 2013 Share Posted October 16, 2013 Normally, I use .357 Magnum cartridges in my '73 short rifle because I know that they will feed well. A couple of days ago, I was testing a .38 Special cartridge in my '73 to see how well it would feed and it went off! The hammer was still back and the casing was under the carrier. I called a halt at that point, completely disassembled the receiver and, finding nothing obviously wrong, reassembled everything and, after testing the action for proper performance with .357 snap caps, quit there. I have no idea what may have caused the apparent slam fire but am going back to the range tomorrow to see if I can get a reoccurrence of the apparent slam fire. I have never had this problem with the .357 Magnum cartridges (downloaded to Cowboy specs.) Has anyone else observed this phenomenon? Any information or insight would be appreciated. In any event, will repost tomorrow with the results of my next experiment with .38 Special. Warhorse Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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