Me again guys (& some Gals I imagine) -
Trying to get the feel for the whole lever action thing and I'm wondering if the lever on my 444 isn't a bit too loose. There is no side to side action however if you give it a good shove downward and then "jerk" it to a stop the lever will come open.
Searched on here and I understand it could be a couple things but I'm wondering if it's just me - a light to medium jerk of the same kind won't open it - but a good bump will ... is this just a worn in and normal lever action? ops:
(Per some posts I have read - I did go ahead and tigthen all the screws - three were loose but didn't blue locktite till I figure out whats what.)
And yes - By the way - I did think about how I was opening myself to the "jerk" jokes before I posted this!
Mine does it.......................only had about 100 rounds through her, but I've sat and watched TV while working the action (cycling) for hours. Probably been cycled 5000 times or more!
If your lever has 'side to side' play while open, I'd say it's a bit loose..................otherwise it's a good and broken in lever gun!
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Levers are kind of like a great pair of boots. When you get them they are fresh and tight. After you wear them for a while they get comfy as a pair of slippers and you would not trade them for anything. This is how I see it anyway.
I appreciate that - I was hoping that was the case - now I just gotta get out to the range and enjoy!
Try this, put some Pearl Drops tooth polish in the action on the wear spots (where you can see obvious wear) and cycle the action a hundred times. Take it back apart, clean and lube you will be happy with the difference. This frees up a lot of tight spots. Or you can using a medium grit stone, stone the worn marks clean and lube reassemble. Many suggestions to slick up the action in the reference section of this forum.
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