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Thread: Ruger 44 Carbine help

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    Boolit Master pietro's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markopolo View Post

    Last winter, I got one of my bucket list guns, a early Ruger 44 Carbine...


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    The above pic is an example of how far the cover is left open when it does fail to close. I have become well versed in taking it down and cleaning the gas port, and am at the point now where I can strip it and put it back together in Just a few min with a decent punch and a plastic hammer.. I have cleaned and lubricated it several times... never failed to close when just cycling the action by hand, only after being fired... doesn't matter what sized bullets, jacketed or cast, from 240gr jacketed on... seems to do it occasionally with everything.. in 10 shots it happens once pretty consistently. The cover closes when it does jam with a push from a finger, but it is dang annoying... can't seem to see what is causing it..

    Anybody else struggle with this?

    Thanks...

    Marco


    Strip it down and inspect the tab located in the upper front edge of the triggerguard housing, where it's supposed to latch into the groove in the receiver underside when it's installed.

    IF/when the tab cracks, or breaks completely away, the front of the TG housing will "float" ILO being secured to the receiver.

    Feeding issues, including failure of the bolt to completely close, occur because the cartridge feeding mechanism is mounted in the TG housing, and cannot function properly.

    The condition is AFAIK un-repairable (the aluminum TG housing cannot be effectively welded or epoxied), and replacement TG housing's are made of un-obtainium.

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    Had 2 back in the early 80's, bills had to be paid. Wish I had them back.

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    I will try that Pietro... ��
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    Just what part is the bolt cover? As far as I know there is no such part the scematic does not list a bolt cover see

    http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufact...bine-34091.htm

    what # is it?

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    It is part 59, the slide assembly, it runs down the track, engages the bolt, and shuts the door on the side of the bolt..

    So, I attacked the slide assembly and the rail it rides in with dome 600grit wet sand paper, and did discover a tiny bit of "something" at the top end of the rail that the slide runs in.. I felt it with a screw driver and molded some sandpaper to the tip of the screwdriver, and it is now gone. I cleaned the gun again, reassembled, and went to the range. I shot about 30 rounds and did not have one failure to close the slide completely.

    Thanks for all of the help and posts... this was driving me nutz... now if I could just find a synthetic stock for it, I would be happy...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markopolo View Post

    I attacked the slide assembly and the rail it rides in with dome 600grit wet sand paper, and did discover a tiny bit of "something" at the top end of the rail that the slide runs in.

    It's now gone, and I shot about 30 rounds and did not have one failure to close the slide completely.

    That's great news !

    I'm glad the issue was rectified - easily, if you think about the actual repair.

    CONGRATS !

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