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Henry 357 Lever Gun feeding problems

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Henry 357 Lever Gun feeding problems

Postby Kimber-45 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:05 pm

I have a 38 / 357 Henry Big Boy lever gun and it mis-feeds.
When it tries to lift a new round up to the chamber it cant because the next round in line has traveled too far past the carrier and jams up.
How can the next round be held back?
I suspect the carrier is the problem.

Thanks in advance for your help.



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Re: Henry 357 Lever Gun feeding problems

Postby Mike-Sid » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:36 pm

Kimber-45 wrote:I have a 38 / 357 Henry Big Boy lever gun and it mis-feeds.
When it tries to lift a new round up to the chamber it cant because the next round in line has traveled too far past the carrier and jams up.
How can the next round be held back?
I suspect the carrier is the problem.

Thanks in advance for your help.


Did you try a stick? Ask my former friend Tony (he does not like me any more) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby CTSixshot » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:16 pm

If it's merely an issue with cartridge overall length (as suggested on the other forum), bring that Henry down here and try the assortment of .38 Special/.357 Magnum bullet profiles I have available. 95gr to 200 gr.
One of my favorites is the NEI #358158 (#145B), which seems to be what my mold is...

http://www.neihandtools.com/catalog/358-158-bb-b.jpg

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Re: Henry 357 Lever Gun feeding problems

Postby Kimber-45 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:20 pm

Mike-Sid wrote:
Kimber-45 wrote:I have a 38 / 357 Henry Big Boy lever gun and it mis-feeds.
When it tries to lift a new round up to the chamber it cant because the next round in line has traveled too far past the carrier and jams up.
I suspect the carrier is the problem.

Thanks in advance for your help.


Did you try a stick? Ask my former friend Tony (he does not like me any more) :lol: :lol: :lol:


The carrier holds back the next round until the fresh one is lifted unless it's screwed up somehow.

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Postby JohnFH » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:33 am

I could probably fix it if I could see it.
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Postby Kimber-45 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:10 am

Being that it's a brand new gun I sent it to Henry on thier nickel.
Let them deal with it.

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Postby hayes1966 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:50 pm

Could it be cock-pit error? Are you limp-wristing again?
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Postby Kimber-45 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:20 pm

hayes1966 wrote:Could it be cock-pit error? Are you limp-wristing again?


No limp wristing or other Irish behaviors here.

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Postby Kimber-45 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:22 pm

Kimber-45 wrote:
hayes1966 wrote:Could it be cock-pit error? Are you limp-wristing again?


No limp wristing or other red haired, jack legged, Irish behaviors here.

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Postby Kimber-45 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:10 pm

hayes1966 wrote:Could it be cock-pit error? Are you limp-wristing again?


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Postby Kimber-45 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:11 pm

Just got the rifle back from Henry.
They replaced the carrier and now it feeds fine.

However there is a small dent in the left side of the stock and nicks, scratches on the left side of the front forend strap.
WTF !??

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Postby hayes1966 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 6:10 pm

Kimber-45 wrote:
hayes1966 wrote:Could it be cock-pit error? Are you limp-wristing again?


Any negative comments will be deleted ( at least in Tony's threads )


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Postby Kimber-45 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 7:19 pm

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Postby hayes1966 » Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:36 pm

Kimber-45 wrote:I am just a simpleton, can't you make an exception?.


No.
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