FN Mauser style action not feeding

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  1. 686

    686 AH Senior Member

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    I dropped it off with an old-time gunsmith this week that said he’d have it fixed for me in a few weeks, so we’ll see what happens, thanks everyone.
     

  2. AZDAVE

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    Good call on taking it to a good gunsmith. It looks like to me that someone replaced the claw extractor with one for a standard cartridge and not a magnum. It is a easy fix to get the contour correct and the right fit for a competent gunsmith. Should be sorted out in a short period of time.
     

  3. sestoppelman

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    If you look at the pix you can plainly see its NOT a Spanish Santa Barbara action.o_O;)
     

  4. leslie hetrick

    leslie hetrick AH Enthusiast

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    its not a SANTA BARBARA action.

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  5. 686

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    Just following up here, picked the gun from from the Smith last week, took it out to the ranch yesterday, functioning great. Thanks to everyone for your input!

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  6. Clodo Ferreira

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    Good for you, 686!!
    May I ask: do you know what is your gunsmith did to fix the problem?

    Thank you!
     

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    Awesome, glad it got worked out, beautiful rifle!
     
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  8. 686

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  9. 686

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    I think he slightly adjusted the pitch of the extractor at its lowest point and maybe added a little relief to the fixed side of the bolt.
     

  10. Clodo Ferreira

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    Thank you 686

    Good! As I wrote in September 22th, the pitch of the extractor at its lowest point is what I saw as the main cause of the tight fit.

    Good luck!

    CF
     
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