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Yellow Boy problem resolved
« on: January 05, 2021, 05:20:06 PM »
Hopefully. You may remember I had a too long cartridge stuck in the lifter. I tried a lot of things but nothing would do. The carbine was sitting in the basement laughing at me every time I went down there. It was apparent that the only way to get the lifter down was to physically remove the cartridge. I did that yesterday, I had to drill the case out in a couple of sections as there is NO room to cut from a side.

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Re: Yellow Boy problem resolved
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 05:23:02 PM »
Success! Now, where are those parts and pieces?  Right where I put them!!

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Re: Yellow Boy problem resolved
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2021, 05:24:40 PM »
Now before I put everything back together, I want to polish a few surfaces and lighten a couple of springs.

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Re: Yellow Boy problem resolved
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2021, 05:41:14 PM »
How did you get those stuck in there to begin with?  ???
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Re: Yellow Boy problem resolved
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2021, 05:56:37 PM »
Dumb move! ^j)  I loaded some dummy rounds to check function before loading for real. Unfortunately, one was a 357 instead of 38 Spl. and it got trapped in the lifter. No way to get the bolt out with the cartridge in the lifter. Lucky it was a dummy round.

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Re: Yellow Boy problem resolved
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2021, 06:37:13 PM »
At least you get her running again. That poor girl has been idle for quite a while.
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Re: Yellow Boy problem resolved
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2021, 07:55:45 AM »
Glad you got it cleared, Em. Now, get to shooting! (@+
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Re: Yellow Boy problem resolved
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2021, 02:15:05 PM »
That is the plan! In fact, that is what I was going to do the end of August.

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Re: Yellow Boy problem resolved
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2021, 11:13:26 AM »
I put everything back together and now the carrier/lifter wanted to hang up. After taking the sideplate off a couple of times to see if all was in order, I tightened the left side lever spring tension a tad. That did it! &\? All set to go now.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2021, 08:16:56 AM by mazo kid »