WRAPPING LEVERS, EXAMPLES, HOW TO & WHY?
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    WRAPPING LEVERS, EXAMPLES, HOW TO & WHY?

    Not saying I'm against it, I like the look on most rifles I've saw, but I just have the simple question of why wrap it? Is it merely cosmetic or does it offer benefits?


    Gunjunkie wrote. Non slip and easier on the knuckes if you lever it
    fast.. without changing your grip ..


    Bulls Head Billl wrote. It tightens up the dimension of the lever and allows for faster lever manipulation during rapid fire competition fire.

    Bull3540 wrote

    Mostly only cowboy action shooters have the lever wrapped, as 6-8 stages of fast cycling your lever gun will leave your knuckles sore and sometimes bruised up.


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    I believe it is for looks unless you wrap it like this:






    cas contribute

    Because it's a WHOLE LOT nicer to hold in the cold!




    Ruffbird contributed

    another version on my .44 mag cowboy....


    Swany here, I have edited your title and post as I have added a EXAMPLES & HOW TO. Thanks
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    WRAPPING LEVERS, EXAMPLES, HOW TO & WHY?

    This is part of an Article by Member Salvo.


    Lever Wrap 101 04/17/07

    I thought I would share the way I use to wrap the brake and clutch levers on my 76 Shovelhead (Never did like fringe and crap flapping in the wind) figured it would work great on another type of lever.

    I had an old piece of leather from the garage, it measured 38 inchť which is just right for a Harley, but a bit longer would be easier, say 40 inch

    Make a loop at one end of the leather and place it toward the trigger end of the loop.
    Make sure the short end is long enough that about an inch runs past the other end of the loop.



    Start wrapping the leather fairly tight around the steal making sure everything lays straight and you wrap at an even fairly tight pressure.



    Once you wrap to the end with the leather loop you made, thread the leather through it, pull it tight and snip it off.





    Now comes the tricky part! If you have cheap leather you will find out now. Get a pair of pliers and pull on the short end of the loop you made at the beginning, if all goes well it will suck up the end toward the trigger, never to be seen again!






    All that’s left is to trim the short end of the loop and you’re done.







    No way to tell how that piece of leather ever got on there. Keep it oiled and it will last for a very, very long time considering the ware and tear the old Shovelhead got.
    Have fun,
    Scott

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