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Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  Special Interests - Groups & Societies  |  The Winchester Model 1876 (Moderator: Grizzly Adams)  |  Topic: Let's Start a List: Chaparral and Uberti Production Problems 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
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Question: Few replica rifles 'Out of the Box' do not have any problems with the rifle.  What problems have you had with your rifle, if any?
Cartridge Lip Missing on Bolt Base - 8 (5%)
Firing Pin Hole Not Cut Correctly - 6 (3.7%)
Carrier Block Droops Below Receiver - 8 (5%)
Excess Head Space - 11 (6.8%)
Spent Case Does Not Eject from Receiver - 5 (3.1%)
Magazine Ring Doesn't Fit Flush into Dovetail Cut - 7 (4.3%)
Magazine Plug Lip Doesn't Fit Flush into Barrel Cut - 9 (5.6%)
I had to Send the Rifle Back for Replacement - 14 (8.7%)
Other Problem(s) - 36 (22.4%)
My Rifle is Slick as a Whistle - 57 (35.4%)
Total Voters: 113

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« Reply #150 on: February 07, 2017, 11:27:38 am »

Uberti 1876 loading problems..... Cartridge OAL is correct. Single feeds from elevator just fine. Rounds from the magazine are cocked upon entering the elevator, with the rear to the right so that the left side of the rim gets caught under a tab on the bottom of the action on the left side looking toward the muzzle. Cimarron had me send it to their gunsmith, Tejas Long Guns. They have had it two weeks now, haven't heard anything. Other than that the rifle is fine. It does need proper sights though.
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« Reply #151 on: February 07, 2017, 03:38:15 pm »

That was a common problem on '73 rifles several years back, when Uberti stopped putting a bevel on the corner of the carrier mortice in the frame where the rim catches.  They added the bevel back, but the rifles that had the problem needed the bevel to be added (I used a file).  Never heard of '76's having the problem.  Tejas Long Rifles is Lonnie Ammann, and he is top notch.
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« Reply #152 on: February 08, 2017, 09:17:17 pm »

I have an older 73 that has that problem. I noticed it doesn't have the bevel on it and been meaning to do it next time I have it down for a thorough cleaning. It's only a problem on the first round though, just have to make sure it's all the way in and straight.
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« Reply #153 on: March 07, 2017, 09:13:35 am »

Well, It's now 6 weeks and no word about my 1876 Uberti. At least they emailed that it got there. I'm thinking about calling Cimarron, maybe they will just send another. HA
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« Reply #154 on: March 07, 2017, 12:36:23 pm »

Back a few years ago when my rifle came it was a mess and not only that but the UPS folks drove over it while it was still the box.  And besides that, the damn thing did not have a ny engraving what so lever on it so it got sent back.  UPS paid for their mess and we got another rifle that then and now is still a great shooter and after I reworked the stock and trigger it don't even look like a store bought rifle.  It took lots of messing around until I found the loads that it likes the best but it was fun and well worth the time.  I wound up with only two loads that it likes the best: one is 2400 and the other is Swiss 1.  The bullets I make my own alloy and that is 16:1 as was found on the back of an original factory ammo.  Now--about the only thing that I can offer in the way of info is to make damn sureof what you are getting and if at all possible, try for an original.
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« Reply #155 on: March 24, 2017, 02:06:41 pm »

Well it took 2 months, but the rifle is back today. I couldn't wait and cycled 3 rounds through it with no problem. After I finished my chores I loaded up 7 rounds and fired them off my back porch and into a swinger at 50 yds. Rifle worked flawless and every round hit the swinger. Now to re-install my tang sight, folding leaf replacement and Marbles front bead, then back to finding the right loads for both smokeless and BP.
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« Reply #156 on: April 21, 2017, 05:13:27 am »

Well it took 2 months, but the rifle is back today. I couldn't wait and cycled 3 rounds through it with no problem. After I finished my chores I loaded up 7 rounds and fired them off my back porch and into a swinger at 50 yds. Rifle worked flawless and every round hit the swinger. Now to re-install my tang sight, folding leaf replacement and Marbles front bead, then back to finding the right loads for both smokeless and BP.

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« Reply #157 on: July 15, 2017, 02:17:15 am »

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New 1876 cal 40-60 WCF. purchased May 2017. Cleaning barrel for first time, first patch had lead. hour or so later, ptches started coming reasonably clean. Decided I ought to check inside receiver to see what it looked like. Side plate screw would not come loose. tried soaking with WD40, KROIL, Ballistol, or combinations thereof. even tried heating both ends of screw with soldering iron (oil soaking was over night. Screwdriver I was using was from a set of gunsmith quality screwdrivers from Midway. After all this I was attempting to loosen the screw, felt like it was starting to move, actually the screw head slot was getting damaged & the screwdriver tip broke one corner off. Ended upsending it to Texas to get fixed. I had to pay shipping myself. Information was that the problem was probably due to the bluing on the screw was not completely cured when installed & therefore rusted the screw in place. Rifle was inrepair shop for a month or so. Apparently designated facility is a one person operation & he must be busy as a 1 legged cat in a 5 acre sand box. I was told that the person had found a quick & easy way to get the screw loose. If that is case problem must be common. Screw had to be replaced. Shipping back to me & new screw was paid by  Cimmarron.
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« Reply #158 on: July 15, 2017, 08:16:49 am »

My leading problem is in my AR.45 acp Olympic Arms SBR and not a '76 so I don't know if my solution could be something helpful to you. But I use coated bullets in it and have no leading issues. Prior to using poly, accuracy would gradually deteriorate and bullets would keyhole. Obviously the baked on polycoating protects the bore from the lead. Just a suggestion. Another forum member was going to experiment with poly bullets and black but the consensus was that without bullet's lube to keep things loose he would have action problems.
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