LOL! I was just watching that video (again)! It's hard to not just go hog wild right out of the gate. But like I said, it's not as bad as I thought, and incremental is never a bad thing. I will probably smooth or lap the area's where the lever and bolt work against each other, but stop there before going any deeper into the woods. I can only hope that the lever "latch" or whatever it's called that locks the lever in place when it closes, smooths out a bit. I really think that's where the cycling gets slowed up the most. But cutting springs is not high on my agenda, so I'll wait until I am absolutely positive I have an issue. A quick hand works too though.Drift, don't go messing with the gun's innards unless it needs it! Didn't mean to lead you astray... my gun show find was one stiff rascal, even after a hundred rounds. That's when I dug around for some advice, and found that link I posted. Taking the sharp edges off adjacent parts helped quite a bit, but I also went off into the weeds with reduced-force springs on hammer and lever safety. The former resulted in light primer strikes and the latter left the lever popping free of its "closed" detent. Back to OEM parts for those!
Actually, in the same vein of shoot it first, I'd be inclined to get a baseline with whatever ammo you have first, before pursuing the fire-lapping effort. Do record your groups photographically or otherwise - I think you have a good story going here.
Does your rifle have the Micro-Groove rifling?
Ah! So I see you have been exactly where I am now then. The question that remains then is, "Will I learn from your footsteps? Or insist that I have to see the same scenery lol?!"This is just too much fun for me to not keep adding to.
One of the hypotheses floating around is that the barrel band (which clamps the mag tube to the barrel) creates accuracy problems. (Don't get me going on the reckless use of the term "harmonics"... career vibration test guy here.) So I used SiC paper and a dowel to provide clearance for the barrel within the clamp, and it made no difference whatsoever in accuracy. Then I tried shooting with and without the forend installed - again, no difference for my gun. But I think it's a worthwhile experiment to run on your gun with your ammo.
Nice. Honestly, I'm so glad I got this lever. It's stupid fun. There is just something about it!You're very welcome.
Yes sir, I do love me some leverguns. :wink:
ETA: Nice AAR too. :hand10:
Don't feel dumb, nobody knew what they meant the first time they saw them. :wink:Nice. Honestly, I'm so glad I got this lever. It's stupid fun. There is just something about it!
FYI - I feel so dumb? ETA = Estimated time of arrival? AAR = After action report?
That's hilarious!Ok Drift. Tell us true.
That's really your tub's condition after washing off your old grimy self in your Saturday night bath, isn't it?
For shame, trying to lay that grime off on a poor new rifle.
The innards of the thing are kinda EEEEEWW aren't they?