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Old 08-29-2009, 10:20 AM   #1
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Picked up the underwood, did some shooting.

So I went last night, and picked up my underwood carbine. It looks kinda cool because none of the metal matches in color. haha. Its the only calico colored rifle I have. All the others have matching metal at least somewhat. This one, no way. haha.

I got done work early, came home, and filled up 2 mags, and went to the range in the woods where I go to do some impromptu shooting, just to make sure everything's as it should be. I fired the first round, and went to pull the trigger again, and nothing happened. So I pulled back on the slide, and saw the fired case was still chambered. My initial thought was my extractor is muffed up. So I dropped the mag, released the bolt, and pulled it back again. It ejected. Loaded, fired again. Same thing. So I tried it again, and it heartily kicked the spent case by itself to my 5:30. Everything went fine for a few more rounds. Checked my target, adjusted my sight, fired some more. Had at least 1 more fail to eject. Checked my target, adjusted my sights a little more. Noted why it was shoothing a little high... 200yd setting. oops! I was really more concerned with the windage. So I fired the last 4 rounds in the mag. 1 fail to eject, 1 light strike, 2 went off fine. Checked my target, 3 in the 10x directly under the bullseye, 1 in the 9x directly above the bullseye. I was only shooting at 30 yards, but it was shooting pretty tight. I had been aiming just under the bullseye, so I probably could have put the 3 that were touching in the 10x into the bullseye. I'm no sniper by any stretch, but this thing seems to shoot straight. It just needs some fine tuning in the reliability department.

I'm thinking the extractor needs to be replaced, or cleaned. I haven't ruled out anything yet, though. It doesn't seem to be short stroking. I'm wondering if it could even be a clogged gas port? I don't know. I'll have to give it a better once-over, and see how it does.
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:56 PM   #2
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ok, I did a good cleaning on the barrel, and now it pitches the cases to 1 o'clock. I switched ammo, and didn't have any strange behavior. I'd still like to have a bolt tool, though. I bet there's all kinds of crud under that extractor.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:36 AM   #3
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Re: Picked up the underwood, did some shooting.

Ok, is it probable that my extractor spring needs replaced? the extractor seems to slide a little bit. I have a spring kit, but like I mentioned, no bolt taking-apart tool. heh.

I took the rifle itself apart, and the side is marked W, so is the trigger group housing, the trigger itself, and also the bolt. I'm guessing W means Winchester? The barrel band is marked SI, Something else is also marked SI, but I forget what. I want to say the mag release, but that doesn't seem right.
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Old 08-30-2009, 01:01 PM   #4
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Re: Picked up the underwood, did some shooting.

Dex,

Yep the "W" marked parts are Winchester. The "SI" marked arts are probably a sub-contractor of Inland.

You definately want a bolt tool, otherwise you may never find your extractor. Have sprayed some gun scrubber in the bolt? Sometimes that helps.

Just curious, what kind of ammo were you shooting the first time out?
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Old 08-30-2009, 03:49 PM   #5
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Dex,

Before you do anything, spray the p*ss out of that bolt with brake cleaner. Gummed up oil in the bolt causes all kinds of problems.

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Old 08-30-2009, 03:55 PM   #6
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Re: Picked up the underwood, did some shooting.

Thanks for the tips, fellers.

Here's a queer one; It doesn't like reloads too much but that's not the odd part. It ejects factory cases forward, and reloads backward. I was thinkin about taking a mag and staggering rounds to see if it would consistantly throw factories forward and reloads rearward. Either way, it throws em on a pile, so finding cases is easy.

This afternoon, I went over the stock with steel wool and BLO. It looks alot better now. The stock is kinda weird because it doesn't have any markings at all. And it seems to be alot thicker. I think its an M2 potbelly stock. Its a very sound stock, though. Its only got a couple of stratches and dings. I'd guess its walnut. I'll have to post some pics.
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:02 PM   #7
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Thanks for the tips, fellers.

Here's a queer one; It doesn't like reloads too much but that's not the odd part. It ejects factory cases forward, and reloads backward. I was thinkin about taking a mag and staggering rounds to see if it would consistantly throw factories forward and reloads rearward. Either way, it throws em on a pile, so finding cases is easy.

This afternoon, I went over the stock with steel wool and BLO. It looks alot better now. The stock is kinda weird because it doesn't have any markings at all. And it seems to be alot thicker. I think its an M2 potbelly stock. Its a very sound stock, though. Its only got a couple of stratches and dings. I'd guess its walnut. I'll have to post some pics.
Your welcome. Afterall that is just one of the many reasons for this board!

Been so long since I fired my Carbine I forgot the ejection pattern.

Yeah, you better post some pics!!
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Old 08-31-2009, 07:26 PM   #8
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Re: Picked up the underwood, did some shooting.

Ab M2 stock has a gap in the fit at the left front of tyhe receiver right next to the receiver ring. Its an unmistakable characteristic regardless of whether it is a modified type 3 or a standard M2
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Old 09-01-2009, 03:29 AM   #9
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Re: Picked up the underwood, did some shooting.

here's a few pics.







And in case you're wondering, it is a straight shooter, too. I took it out yesterday AM, and blasted a few rounds down range, and it shot em pretty straight. No bullseyes, but I put a few in the 10x, so I hereby deem it "good enough". I think the more I shoot it, the more it acts like it should. It may have been a deal where it sat in someone's closet, or trunk for years without being used, and stuff started to bind or gum up, or whatever. Its acting alot better than it was on saturday. no failures.

edit; it was a 100yd range. also, there was another younger guy there, about my age who said he was debating getting a carbine. I let him hold mine, and it might have convinced him. haha. Yeah, I like carbines.
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:59 AM   #10
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Re: Picked up the underwood, did some shooting.

Very nice looking flat bolt. Glad to see that it groups and not patterns. Yep! That is an M2 stock. My carbine has an M1 stock in case you care.

I think carbine are the most fun for plinking. They have enough bullet to make cans move but not a lot of recoil to kill you after shooting a few hundred rounds. Too bad the ammo costs so much. If you are not already doing so, I suggest reloading for it.
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:32 PM   #11
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Re: Picked up the underwood, did some shooting.

Yeah, I'm pretty happy with it.

My other carbine has the M1 stock, but its a highwood. Of course I care what stock yours has! I like all carbines. I have to get a buttplate, sling and oiler for this one, though. I'm thinkin about getting a stock mag pouch for it.
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