PERSONALLY experienced an accidental discharge when a half cocked lever gun was dropped?
Know SOMEONE ELSE who experienced an accidental discharge on a half cocked lever gun that was dropped?
Just heard stories about a guy who knew a guy etc who had an accidental discharge of a half cocked lever gun?
NEVER heard of an actual accidental discharge occuring on a half cocked lever gun.
Never carry one in the chamber with hammer at half cock.
Always or often carry one in the chamber and hammer at half cock.
When I hunt with my lever actions I carry with one in the chamber at half cock and when going over a fence I lay the rifle down on the ground and cross then carefully picking up the rifle after. I'm always vigilant and aware of my rifles condition and where the barrel is pointed and safety is always first. I always treat it as it is "loaded" or not.
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