Cleaning rods not fitting in old Winchester...

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by winchesterboy, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. winchesterboy

    winchesterboy New Member

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    Hmmm....we have a problem here. I was at a gun show today and came across some original cleaning rods for an Winchester 1873 carbine so I bought them to complete my Winchester 1873 Saddle Ring Carbine. Well, I came home and put them in the buttstock and they didn't fit. I measured the rifle and it is the right length, measured the rods and they were the right length. Is the stock on this rifle fake? I'm a little sick over this.

    The rifle I measured is 38" which I'm pretty sure is right for a carbine and the rods are 7".
     
  2. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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    Get a flash light and see if there is something stuck in the buttstock.
     

  3. winchesterboy

    winchesterboy New Member

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    I did and it doesn't exactly look like its plugged. I don't know what to think, I had a guy that collects old winchester and sells winchester parts look at it and says its all original.