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    Tinhorn
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    Help please with 1894 CBC

    I recently acquired a 2002 1894 CBC .45 Colt in mint condition.
    However, the lever "sticks" a little bit when opening from totally closed.
    Anyone have any idea what part I need to polish/change to smooth out the opening?
    Since it is a CBC it is "supposed" to be factory smooth?
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    Check to make sure the lever plunger is cleaned and oiled... My 1894C did that when new and there was a little dried up oil in the plunger. I cleaned it and lightly oiled it and the lever operated like I thought it should...

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    I dripped a little oil in there, because it appears to be the cause. Does it need to be taken out and cleaned, or maybe polished.
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    I took mine out because I still felt the hitch in the gitty up when I pushed the plunger in by hand... No polishing was needed....
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    If checking the the plunger wont help, drop the lever and bolt out and look at any wear mark's, scratches etc. Often they will betray a high (Proud) edge or surface that may be binding. Unless experienced I would recommend against any gunsmithing, take it to a pro.
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    I am pretty experienced.
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    And fixed!
    Pulled the lever, broke the edge on the plunger with a file. Polished the plunger on a wheel (while still installed in the lever), put some 3 in 1 oil and pumped the plunger a few times, put some gun oil, re-installed the lever. Works perfect now. SMOOTH!
    Thanks for the suggestions.
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    Glad you got it figured out. I've removed the plunger and spring on a couple of mine and it wasn't too difficult. Polished the plunger and hole with 2000 grit, extremely light oil and that worked just fine.
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    Now I just have to figure out why my .357 (Remington made) locks up while upside down and has to be double clutched. NOT the plunger, it clears.

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    I've found that a stem from a FL die is just right for punching out the pin
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