So I was thinking I HAD to high to a gunsmith to get the light strikes of the ex's .44 worked on. But Farmer Frank said 'try the strain screw'
Waelly, waelly, waell! Another hint and a simple thumbly user modified solution I can test. I love the internet. A while back someone 'fixed' the feed thingummy on my 1894C by telling me to tighten a particular screw.
Of course, Farmer Franks just said Strain Screw. But that was enough. A cursory check on Google got me here, and all the details are filled in. It's just a screw on the bottom front of the metal frame the grip is mounted on. It pushes on the spring, either less or more, depending on where you turn it. I tightened it up, and we'll see what happens. Now I just have to test it. Probably today.
I've noticed that about the .44s I've seen and shot. The serious recoil seems to rattle screws loose readily.
[Update: Hey, the gun now works. Surprise, surprise.]
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