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Old 05-12-2012, 5:42 PM
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Default Problem with tube fed 22lr

I'm working with an old Savage tube fed 22. It was really dirty when I picked it up. I have had the whole thing apart and cleaned is using Break Free Powder Blaster and then lubed / reassembled it.

I'm having a problem when I attempt to cycle snap caps in it. It feeds two and then jams. It doesn't matter if I load 4 or 12 rounds. It always jams on the 3rd round when trying to cycle the snap caps.

I did notice the dovetail holding the tube to the barrel is a bit loose. Would making that a more positive hold help with this? Any ideas why it is happening?

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Old 05-12-2012, 6:26 PM
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Does it load live rounds ? it may just be that it doesnt like the plastic rims on the snap caps. when rimfire snapcaps are fired the rims become uneven. just an idea. DR
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Old 05-12-2012, 9:02 PM
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Are they new snap caps or have they been used before? My Marlin will work with new snap caps, but if they've been used a time or two they will jam in the tube.
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Old 05-12-2012, 9:07 PM
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They're brand new, but the cheapo orange ones... hopefully that is it. I'll have to take it down the the range and test it out with ammo.
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Old 05-13-2012, 8:23 AM
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Is the tube magazine made of brass? If so breakfree will attack the brass and turn gummy. I use Elmer's Slide-All dry lube. In fact i don't use oil at all in my 22 bolts or receivers i spray them with a thin coat of dry lube. 22 ammo is dirty the fouling will stick to oil like a magnet. If you want to use breakfree in a 22s action coat everything and then remove as much as possible.
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Old 05-13-2012, 8:27 AM
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I have one tube-fed .22 - a Marlin 39A made in 1966

It won't feed snap caps but it feeds ammo without problems.

I don't know if it's a problem with tube mags but I don't worry about it.
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Old 05-13-2012, 8:43 AM
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Is the tube magazine made of brass? If so breakfree will attack the brass and turn gummy. I use Elmer's Slide-All dry lube. In fact i don't use oil at all in my 22 bolts or receivers i spray them with a thin coat of dry lube. 22 ammo is dirty the fouling will stick to oil like a magnet. If you want to use breakfree in a 22s action coat everything and then remove as much as possible.
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Never heard of the Elmers Dry Lube.. I only use a Dry lube in all my 22s also. Have been using the RemDriLube for years. Is the Elmers a similar product? This may or may not help the OP but give a dry lube a try..Thanks
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Old 05-13-2012, 8:57 AM
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It is about the same i like it a little better than Rem dry-lube. Rem dry-lube is fine. They sure run a lot better without oil in the receiver and bolt.
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