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Old 07-07-2017, 01:46 PM
Kerz Kerz is offline
 
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Default 1917 feeding problem

I'm getting a consistent bolt over-ride problem with my 1917 Eddystone. It happens with both new and reloaded ammo. Most often on the last round but can happen with others as well. Any thoughts appreciated.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:11 PM
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Perhaps a M1903 magazine spring instead of a M1917 magazine spring?
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Old 07-07-2017, 07:09 PM
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you could try taking out the string and stretching it a bit, or just replace it.
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:08 PM
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Has the rifle been a part? Sometimes if the floor plate isn't seated deep enough the follower gets trapped in a gap between the magazine box,and the receiver bottom.
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Old 07-09-2017, 05:15 PM
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All,
Yes the rifle as been apart for cleaning and stock refinish. This rifle is in mint condition, purchased by my brother early 1968. I've tried LC ball and handloads.

Further taken apart for follower, mag well, and spring replace.
The bolt only overrides the cartridge on the left-hand side of magazine.
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:43 PM
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Hi, just a guess on my part but I would replace the magazine spring. It may happen more on the last round because when the magazine is loaded the spring is under more pressure than when only one shell is in the magazine, regards, Mike
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:36 PM
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Mike
Further investigation finds the rounds on the left side of the magazine well to be the problem. I do have a new spring ordered. Was hoping to shoot at Perry in the Vintage Games. We'll see...
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