Tex Jones, SASS 2263 Posted June 12, 2022 Share Posted June 12, 2022 At yesterday's match a shooter with a new Uberti '73 had a problem. The bore seemed to be blocked as the unfired round on the carrier would not chamber (less than halfway) and the carrier was frozen in the up position. It appeared to me that the last round fired was a squib and that, possibly, a piece of the primer lodged in the side of the block freezing it when the next round was lifted up. Took the side plates off and removed the toggles and lever, but the carrier was up too high for the lifter arm to be released. Because the rifle was new taking the bolt and extension out with the tools at hand would have damaged the rifle. Best that could be done under the circumstances was to release the round from the extractor, place a leather block between the bolt face and the primer of the round on the carrier and pack the rifle away to be worked on by a smith with the proper tools. No one had a driver bit wide enough to unscrew the end cap of the magazine tube so there were a few unfired rounds left there as well. Not a good situation. There's always something to go wrong. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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