11-87 feeding issue

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  1. sgt_zim

    sgt_zim BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    My son's 11-87 is having a feeding issue - it's several years old and was well-used when he got it. I pulled the trigger group completely apart, cleaned everything...

    the shells are popping out of the magazine as they should, but they're just sitting on top of the carrier. If I depress the carrier button, and raise the carrier, then the bolt will go ahead and cycle the round into the chamber.

    I have an idea there's an issue with the carrier button and a little quasi-horseshoe shaped vertical piece of steel that the carrier-button seems to be getting hung on. Or maybe the bottom of the bolt isn't grabbing it and pulling it all the way back.

    Any thoughts? I'm about half inclined to just throw out the whole trigger group and buy a new one.
     

  2. Luvthunt

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    No sure this fits,[without seeing the gun] but had a problem with eject in mine and replaced the rubber o-ring up on the mag tube and its worked fine since.
     

  3. sgt_zim

    sgt_zim BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    not an ejection problem, only a feeding problem. the mag tube was dirty, but is now clean and slicker than owl crap.

    when I charge the bolt handle, the shell pops out of the mag tube, but it just comes to rest on top of the carrier, and the bolt doesn't feed forward.
     

  4. greyfox

    greyfox AH Enthusiast

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    Yes, lots of possibilities, nothing major - take it to a gunsmith
    Or look at the reassembly of the trigger mechanism instructions, the lifer is not lifting (PROBABLY the catch and lefter arms are reversed on the left side of the trigger (going on memory here)
    When a new round is loaded, there's a "gate" or a lever that is activated to lift the loading gate
     

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    sgt_zim BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    see anything unusual?


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