Originally Posted by cierraexpress
Has anyone ever experianced an issue with a pre 60s model 94-30 were the ammo loading gate will not open due to the ammo feed ramp is blocking the gate? I am able to open the action and if I push the ammo feed ramp down slightly the gate will clear, however if I push the feed ramp too far down the action will no longer cycle
to correct this I have found that if I push the ammo feed tube follower in slightly and insert the end of the feed ramp and lift upwards on the backend of the feed ramp I can then cycle the action again.! but back to no clearance issue betwen the loading gate and the feed ramp.
Any advice would be appriciated.
I have read your post about 10 times and the more I read it, the more confused I am. It sounds to me like you are perhaps trying to load the magazine (push in the loading gate) with the action open, which is something you cannot do, it has to be closed.
Lets start with the action closed and you not touching anything but the lever, can you fully cycle the action? If yes; then with the action closed can you push the loading gate in? If yes; then can you load the gun through the loading gate? If yes; then will the gun cycle the ammo? If yes the gun doesn't have a problem. If no to the first question, tell us again step by step what you have to do to open and close (cycle) the action and to push in the loading gate.