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I have 64 model 39A Mountie that i purchesed about a year ago. It will not reliably feed i have tried every trick i know of (played with torque on take down screw and relaced magazine spring even used magazine tube from another rifle that does feed). I am having trouble finding a local gunsmith i feel comfortable with (any help there would be nice). I think it is probably something simple but whatever it is has me baffled.
 

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The action on a model 39 isn't all that complicated.

Maybe we can help you with it.

Can you be a little more specific about "Not feeding"?

The action operates in steps. First, it allows a cartridge to come partially out of the magazine where it's held ready to go on the elevator.

Next, the cartridge is fed onto the cartridge elevator and raised up to the level of the chamber.

Then, the bolt pushes the cartridge forward on the elevator and the nose enters the chamber.

Next, the cartridge is forced under the extractor hook.

Finally, the cartridge is pushed all the way into the chamber and the bolt locks.

Can you look carefully at your rifle and identify these motions as you slowly work the action?

If you can determine where the problem is happening, there's a good chance one of us knows what to do to make it work.

I'm sure there are several people that would love to help.
 

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The cartrige is not coming out of the magazine. It doesnt matter magazine full or only one round in it. The rifle shows very little wear. It appears that the elevator is not pushing the little shell stop (not sure what it is) in far enough when the lever is lowered.
 

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OK, now we're going somewhere.

Either the shell stop is bent, or the camming surface that pushes it in is worn.

Have you attempted to adjust the shell stop?
 

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Not yet wasnt sure how to adjust it. The rifle shows very little internal or for that matter external wear. Any advise on how to ajust woul be welcomed.
 

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Let's hang out a bit and see if somebody has a tip.

I've never had to adjust a cartridge stop before.

I'm betting the answer is going to be slightly bending it to make it work, but there may be more to it than that.

Are you sure there's no trash or residue trapped behind the Cartridge stop?

Let's see what the Gurus say.
 
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