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Re: Advice Needed on Magazine Feed Problem
Reply #15 - Jul 15th, 2018 at 2:49pm
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The length of the carrier's arbor, the vertical shaft that holds it in, is the give away on different carriers.  Earlier ones were 1.049" long, later ones 1.0".
  
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Re: Advice Needed on Magazine Feed Problem
Reply #16 - Jul 16th, 2018 at 2:47am
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Thanks for the additional information! Attached are some pictures of the carrier and the installed/extended views. I did measure the arbor and I get 1.046 with my dial caliper. The carrier assembly doesn't appear to have any markings. You can see that the follower doesn't extend out as far as the nominal pictures shown in this thread. If I just install the carrier/follower and move it to the extended position it comes out all the way as it should.
  
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Re: Advice Needed on Magazine Feed Problem
Reply #17 - Jul 16th, 2018 at 3:27am
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It appears to me that there is a burr and a pronounced area of rubbing, (see arrows), on what would be the upper edge of your follower. It is likely that this surface is dragging against an internal surface of the receiver.

(Also, per 'Madsenshooters' measurements, your follower-arm shaft/cam is .046" longer than the later model 1898 type. This possibly is causing the whole assembly to sit high and bind).

BTW - Your magazine cut-off is in the 'block cartridge feed' position.
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Re: Advice Needed on Magazine Feed Problem
Reply #18 - Jul 16th, 2018 at 1:30pm
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Thanks all for the feedback. I'm going to wait for my "new" carrier/follower to get here and see if that fixes the problem. I have 4 rifles in fine working order, so not going to be tearing them apart on this issue. This is a starter/ learning project for me. I suspect that this action that I have is put together from parts by someone, not me. Although I may add my parts here soon Smiley
  
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Re: Advice Needed on Magazine Feed Problem
Reply #19 - Jul 16th, 2018 at 1:47pm
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While you are waiting:

If you 'Dress' the area on the follower, (indicated by 'arrows'), with a fine File and polish with fine paper or a Scotch-brite pad, you may find things start to work properly.
  
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Re: Advice Needed on Magazine Feed Problem
Reply #20 - Jul 16th, 2018 at 2:48pm
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Thanks BR, I'll give it a try. Anyway I need more practice putting it together and taking it apart. Ha!
  
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Re: Advice Needed on Magazine Feed Problem
Reply #21 - Jul 16th, 2018 at 3:48pm
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Clean it up as suggested first, but if that doesn't do it, I've put the arbor in a vise and bent the follower arm a wee bit to get away from the top of the magazine.  They don't bend easily, but it doesn't take much.  I had a failure to feed on the last round in the last match I shot.  I suspect the follower got caught and wasn't pushing that last round up.  I worked the bolt again and the cartridge popped up when the bolt came all the way back.  My situation is different though, I have a newer follower with the shorter arbor in a 92/96.  The shape of the arm itself is a bit different too, seems to get the shoulder of the cases up higher.

Top is an older follower, out of a 92/96, bottom a newer one with the shorter arbor.  Notice the wave of the arm on the lower one is increased.
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