winchester model 94 lever stuck?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Winchester1894, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. Winchester1894

    Winchester1894 New Member

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    does the action have to be taken out?
     
  2. Winchester1894

    Winchester1894 New Member

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    oh boy

    thanks for the help that is coincidentally non existent.
     
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  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    We ask that new people stop by introductions and tell us a little first.

    Your question has too many variables. Is is stuck closed? With a round in chamber? Stuck open? Lever won't work? Stuck in the mud?

    Please clarify. Thanks
     
  4. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Is there a case in the chamber? Can we get some details here?
     
  5. nwrednk

    nwrednk New Member

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    Broken shell?!

    My model 94 Winchester was the first one of 2 that I purchased in 1979 for
    myself & 1 for Pop as we started deer hunting in 1980. I bagged my first 5
    point, (not counting brow tines) on opening day of deer season. It was a mule deer, & we have never had a problem with our winchesters! "Need more
    input"!;)
     
  6. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    Did a cartridge pop out under the carrier? That's a common problem with older 94's.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    WOW- sorry everyone did'nt stop their Saturday to answer your question :eek:
    As said more info is needed-
    Gun loaded?
    Were you tryin to chamber a live or spent round?
    Stuck open or closed?
     
  8. crockett007

    crockett007 New Member

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    I'm sorry, but there is enough information from the OP for me.

    I just fixed this a few weeks ago on a friends 94. The finger lever pin has backed out of the cartridge guide under recoil, preventing the action from levering back into battery. Remove the finger lever link screw, You will see the pin through the hole, and use a punch to tap it back in. This will restore function, so as to disassemble and replace the undersized pin, or, stake the original. My friend did not want to do this last step, as he was in a hurry for deer gun season. IMHO, it happened once, it will happen again if not properly fixed. His rifle is shooting away with no issues right now, but........

    Go here for a guide to the parts I'm talking about:

    Winchester Model 94 post 1964
     
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  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    That is the line I was thinking, but the OP should still explain what the problem is. Some people find out new info when the problem is reported in depth.

    His question just could have been "My truck won't start. Why?" Then we have to play 1000 questions to him/her.

    More explanation on his part will assist others who may have the same type of problem or what to look for.
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Agree- + politeness helps too :rolleyes:
     
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  11. Winchester1894

    Winchester1894 New Member

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    Me and my son found it in a barn. it was rusted moderately bad. the lever is stuck closed without anything in the chamber. we are trying to restore it.
     
  12. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    Remove the stock and soak it in kerosene for a couple of weeks. If it doesn't free up soak it a couple of more weeks. It took two months to free up this 92 Winchester I dug up.

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  13. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Agree with the "remove wood and soak", but instead of kerosene, find a product called KROIL. It is the best penetrating oil I have found. Once you get the action to where it will move, YES, the rifle will need to be detail stripped and cleaned.
     
  14. Hawg

    Hawg Active Member

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    If it's just lightly stuck you can spray it with Kroil and it might free it up but for a long soak kero is just as good and a whole lot cheaper.
     
  15. pmanton

    pmanton Member

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    a mixture of acetone and automatic transmission fluid works wonders.

    Paul
    Salome, AZ