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    1866 Yellowboy - Rounds getting into action

    Hi all,

    My .38spl 1866 has recently developed a problem where rounds are jumping out of the mag tube under recoil and getting jammed up into the toggle link action.

    I've read online about the loading gate tab shearing off but mine appears intact, can anyone offer any input on how to fix this?

    It also seems to have worn prematurely on the lever, I've emailed Uberti about this separate issue.

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    Many of us have lightened the tension of the loading gate springs.

    Is, perhaps, your loading gate spring now too light? You could try to put a little additional bend in it to hold it closed tighter.

    Not much recoil to a Cowboy Action .38 special reload....
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    Good luck. It seems that HIKayaker has some experience and suggestions. Hope it works for you.
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    I looks like considerable galling has occurred around the lever pivot boss. Or is that normal. It looked off to me as rubbing damage. I am unfamiliar with that gun though.

    AC

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    UK 1894, there’s a guy on YouTube that’s a wizard with the Ubertis and Navy Arms carbines, he addressed the issue of the loading gate springs and all the maladies that go with them, see if you can find him
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