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I’m having trouble loading cartridges into the tube of my 1881 40-60. They jam halfway in. It’s as if the cartridge is too long to go around the curve and get into the tube. Anyone have a solution?
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Probably worn carrier or lever contact. Some people find when their 1881 gets a bit worn that they can open the lever fully and cartridges will load in the open lever position. It's a cheap fix, but very few gunsmiths have the talent and knowledge to take care of the worn carrier/lever issues.
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