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Old 06-19-2015, 4:44 PM
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I have a beautiful looking model 92 Trapper in .357/38 made by Chiappa Firearms. The problem is it is totally unreliable. It constantly double feeds/jams. Even operating the lever with force and quickly.
I have returned it to Chiappa (on my dime), and they sent it back saying nothing is wrong with it.

My question is, does anyone know of a gunsmith that will work on Chiappa leverguns? I have heard of Steves Gunz, but he doesn't list the Chiappa on his website, and he has a long turnaround.
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Old 06-19-2015, 7:38 PM
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Sometimes this sort of problem is ammunition related. What type of round or rounds are not feeding?
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Old 06-19-2015, 7:49 PM
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I have tried factory fmj flat points, lrnfp, semi wadcutter, in both 357 and 38. Reloads in the same bullet types also.
It's not so much a chamber issue. More of feeding from magazine tube. The lifter doesn't lift the round up to the chamber, which causes a double feed.
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Old 06-23-2015, 2:43 PM
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Soooo, does anybody wanna buy a Chiappa model 92 Trapper in .357?

Very few rounds thru it.....haha
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I'll trade you a 44 mag Rossi R92 16"carbine, It has the SS follower and safety plug from Steve's gunz, also a butt stock cover from gunstockcover.com..

I'm sure Steve would work on it. Have you tried contacting him?

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Old 06-23-2015, 3:18 PM
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golfish,
I haven't contacted Steve yet. I was discouraged by the long turnaround.
I will contact him.

Thanks
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I haven't contacted Steve yet. I was discouraged by the long turnaround.
I will contact him.

Thanks
Dude, the guns going to sit anyways (unless you want to trade) might as well spend a few bucks and get her slicked up..

Is it a round barrel or Octagon?
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Soooo, does anybody wanna buy a Chiappa model 92 Trapper in .357?

Very few rounds thru it.....haha
How cheap?
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golfish,
It has a round barrel, very nice blued finish, and nicely fitted stock.

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I was just kidding about selling at this time. I want to see if I can get it working.
But if it was in working order, and I wanted to sell it, probably around $800.00
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I was just kidding about selling at this time. I want to see if I can get it working.
But if it was in working order, and I wanted to sell it, probably around $800.00
I actually understood that... I wrote "how cheap?" tongue-in-cheek. I can't understand why folks ever sell .357 lever actions.
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The lifter doesn't lift the round up to the chamber, which causes a double feed.
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^^^^^Yep, already know that, I just don't know how to fix it^^^^^
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ARDude, have you found a smith to work on your gun?

Check out this site (link below) and see if you can find any info on your problem. It sounds like the cartridge stop might be the problem.

http://www.rossi-rifleman.com/viewfo...2dfe722ea00186
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golfish,
Contacted Steve. Gonna send it to him.
Thanks for the help/advise.
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Contacted Steve. Gonna send it to him.
Thanks for the help/advise.
That's going to be one hec of a shooter...

Please let me know via PM how it works out for you. I have a Rossi 44 mag carbine I'm thinking of sending him.

From what I have read, the cost of his services are not all that bad.
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I actually understood that...I can't understand why folks ever sell .357 lever actions.
Well, likely you have never owned a .357 lever action that was a total piece of unreliable junk....i have. Marlin 1894CS. It had all sorts of feeding problems, even with FMJ round nosed factory ball ammunition. Not to mention the "Microfool" rifling that delivered poor accuracy as well.
Can't say much about the Chiappa, but the example I shot seemed to work well.
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Try American Gun Works in Glendale. Their gunsmith Willie is an old cowboy shooter. He did work on my Marlin.
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[QUOTE=ARDude;16484874]I have a beautiful looking model 92 Trapper in .357/38 made by Chiappa Firearms. The problem is it is totally unreliable. It constantly double feeds/jams. Even operating the lever with force and quickly.
I have returned it to Chiappa (on my dime), and they sent it back saying nothing is wrong with it.


Resurrecting this thread as my 92 Chiappa/Taylors is doing the same thing. Double feeds all kinds of .357 ammo making it completely unreliable. It's definitely something with the feed ramp or the tube feed stopper. Rounds slip past it.

Did you ever find a solution?

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I watched a video on this a few months back. Its probably the cartridge stop.
The 92 is a PITA to work on, but they're pretty much all the same. Check youtube for some videos on adjusting the cartridge stop. Maybe a web search for the same.
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I watched a video on this a few months back. Its probably the cartridge stop.
The 92 is a PITA to work on, but they're pretty much all the same. Check youtube for some videos on adjusting the cartridge stop. Maybe a web search for the same.
Thanks for the lead. I'll search it out.

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I have a Chiappa 1892 Winchester .357, with a 24" barrel, and I haven't had that problem. I did have a screw loosen up on the lever, blocking operation. That was an easy fix, though, when the gunsmith at the range pointed it out to me.

:-) the barrel is so long that I almost don't need muffs shooting.38's.
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Stumbled on this thread searching for load recipes.

I have a Chiappa in 44mag. In the beginning I had problems with it not feeding properly, it just wouldn't chamber follow up loads reliably. First and second round from a full tube no problem, everything after that wouldn't load.

I found that assertively cycling the lever fixed the problem. If I racked the lever slowly or softly it just wouldn't load follow up shots.

Out of frustration/anger I racked it quickly and with intent and voila! Loading problem disappeared.

The gun is very reliable, the action is slick as snot, and it shoots laser accurate, but it does not like to be handled delicately.
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I have a Chiappa in 44mag. In the beginning I had problems with it not feeding properly, it just wouldn't chamber follow up loads reliably. First and second round from a full tube no problem, everything after that wouldn't load.

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I wonder if your mag tube is dirty or maybe a weak spring.

My first 357 was like that for a year or so and then smoothed out
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I wonder if your mag tube is dirty or maybe a weak spring.

My first 357 was like that for a year or so and then smoothed out
Spring could be weak. I bought it used with an unknown round count, but as smooth as the action is I wouldn't be surprised if it had at least 2500+ rounds through it before I got it. I've put about 500rds through it myself.

No rust or grit in the tube anywhere.
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