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The irritating tube/case rim hang up

Post by GunnyGene » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:36 pm

Is no more. Simple fix for that irritating issue of the inner mag tube hanging up on cartridge rims. I have the steel follower, and I've had this constant hanging up since I bought it last Fall. Decided to do something about it today. So doubled up on some lightly oiled shotgun size patches on a cleaning rod to get a tight fit, and ran it down the tube, pushing the follower all the way to the stop. They came out really filthy. Followed that with clean dry patches until they came out clean. Loaded full mag (7) with a variety of .41mag, and the inner tube now goes down smoothly with no hang up and no fiddling. Slick as a babies butt. Took about 5 minutes and no disassembly needed. :D
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Re: The irritating tube/case rim hang up

Post by ESquared » Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:47 pm

My experience is that the inside of the outer tube is usually filthy right out of the box, but I've never done any cleaning of the inside of the INNER tube, so thanks for the tip!

Like everything else when it comes to firearms, cleaner is better!
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Re: The irritating tube/case rim hang up

Post by Mags » Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:45 pm

I had gotten the cleaning inner tube tip from mistered sometime mid last year. Didnt really help much on my Henry. What helped the most was federal fusion ammo. Different shape bullet on the fusion ammo.
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Re: The irritating tube/case rim hang up

Post by Mistered » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:14 pm

So doubled up on some lightly oiled shotgun size patches on a cleaning rod to get a tight fit, and ran it down the tube
A .410 bore mop works dandy for this.

ALSO - a 'tech tip' - shortly after posting this I decided to disassemble my load tube to give it and its parts a through cleaning - (as well as examine the follower as I plan to design and turn a different one). It is important to understand the internals of a load tube need to be clean and dry for proper functioning.

Its very easy to do. The lock pin at the end of the tube is 'stamped' on the end that is flush with the tube to create a friction fit in the finger knob and it comes out very easily with a couple light taps with a hammer on the PROTRUDING end to get it moving and then I used a punch to knock it the rest of the way out.

For re-installation I will get a block of scrap wood and drill a small hole in it and lay the tube on the block to support it when I tap the pin back in and the hole is for the PROTRUDING end of the pin to clear the block.

After cleaning and reassembly I was able to load 11 rounds of .38 Special without a Hangup or the the lever popping open.

I recommend this to anyone with a tube load Henry. Cleaning the bore of the tube is important but the spring and follower need a good, initial cleaning as well.
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