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Uberti 1873 .. 18” barrel 38 special.. Pioneer Gunworks Super short stroke..

I was down in the basement dry firing.. no dummy rounds.. rifle works great every time..

Don’t know why but I was messing to close the lever on a new restart of dry firing

and I had the rifle upside down to close the lever..  don’t know why but I did.. 

The rifle completely locked  up when trying to close the lever when gun is upside down..

Lever is stuck open.. I didn’t want to force it but when I turn it right side up closes easily..

I have tried (when upside down) pushing the carrier down to know avail.. it doesn’t move..

flip it over works again perfectly..

My other ‘73.. set up the same way closes easily upside down..

Suggestions please on what to look for..

 

Rance

“I ain’t a gunsmith..”

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It could possibly be the spring that lowers the carrier block has become weak and when upside down gravity is letting the carrier block drop down just a little and is getting in the way of the bolt. Just my 2 cents.

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Disassemble it and see if something is in the way. I blown our primer, some lead, etc.

 

JEL

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Ok.. I figured it out..

When I would turn it upside down and back I could hear a slight click..

I took the side plates off and a pin fell out that belonged in the left side spring..

I don’t know if that is the carrier or lever spring but it was on the left side..

I took the spring out.. reinstalled the pin.. put the spring back in..

and v-u-a-l-l-a.. fixed.. thanks for your patience..

 

just sayin’ 

Rance

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17 hours ago, Rance - SASS # 54090 said:

 

I took the spring out.. reinstalled the pin.. put the spring back in..

and v-u-a-l-l-a.. fixed.. 

 

 

And just like that, now you're a gunsmith. :lol:

 

Congratulations on finding the problem and solving it!

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