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    Harpers Ferry Arms Maynard

    I have a 1975 HFA Maynard and I know I'll need to get a SAC card on it. My question is, "What specifically is SAC looking for and are the remedies, if any?". The chamber on mine seems a tad on the loose side. (I know earlier ones used proprietary cartridges). Can the chamber be relined? Are there other issues that need to be addressed?
    I have an original 2nd Model that I shoot, but have a new shooter who wants to shoot Maynard in Carbine. I would like to get this one up and safe and legal and see if my new shooter sticks with it before plunking down the $$$ for another original.

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    You might just have to submit it for individual approval since only 1976 onward is approved for Manufacturers approval. Good luck
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    Lou is correct, all that is required is that you submit it to the SAC for an Individual Approval because it predates the N-SSA Production Approval date of 1976.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Holland View Post
    Lou is correct, all that is required is that you submit it to the SAC for an Individual Approval because it predates the N-SSA Production Approval date of 1976.
    I understand that part. I am trying to address the potential problems / short comings before I drag it up to the Fort. IE: What are the specs it needs to have to pass inspection and are there any non-approved processes that will cause it to fail inspection?
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    It should pass, the only issue is manufacture date
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    I bought a white metal First Aid kit at the Spring Nationals of 1995. I had close to 200 Aluminum and Brass Maynard cases in it loaded. I jumped on it being the Maynard freak I am and took them home and act forgot about them for several years. One day we were shooting at the farm and ran out of Maynard rounds so I went digging for that box and found it. None of those rounds fit our Maynard?s because they were slightly oversized. I found out later the HF cases were oversized and only fit the early carbine he made. I still have that Dern box with all those loaded rounds sitting around somewhere.
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    Hey PJ, have you tried the old trick of running a FL sizer from a 50-70 (with decap stem removed) down over those loaded rounds like we used to do for my early Romano with tight chamber? I think it was John Bly who turned me on to doing it that way.
    I can bring my die and hand press to the fort sometime when we?re both there if you would like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RangerFrog View Post
    Hey PJ, have you tried the old trick of running a FL sizer from a 50-70 (with decap stem removed) down over those loaded rounds like we used to do for my early Romano with tight chamber? I think it was John Bly who turned me on to doing it that way.
    I can bring my die and hand press to the fort sometime when we?re both there if you would like.
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    I can attest this works - I had my original relined by Bobby Hoyt and the chamber was a tad tighter than my existing loaded rounds. Ran them through my 50-70 full length sizer (with appropriate shell plate) and voila they fit. Now be sure to use enough case lube or they WILL get stuck in the sizer, and you'll rip off the rim trying to pull it out.
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    We have several different Maynards in First Valley Rangers, and if ammo gets shared, this is a key step in reloading.. I just use it as my final step in all my loading like a ?taper crimp? in modern reloading of metallic cartridges.
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    I have the same setup for my Lee Hand Press to resize cases. This cases were actually made larger. There was a tag in the box saying they went with carbine #9. I have seen two other early HF carbine that had oversized chambers.
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