COMPLETE BULL ****.Buckskinner said:I'm with Gunjunkie on this issue. That CBS is always on as "insurance" when I operate the lever to unload. Using the loading gate is some new form of mis-use of the loading gate and will eventuall take its toll on the leaf spring that maintains the tension.
Why would anyone have a NEED to unload in that manner?
Well, double BULL **** - what a ridiculous dude - you are two (2) years older than I am - I started shooting a lever at age 9. You might learn something new? Man, must be tough - again, unloading through the gate is faster, safer, smoother, smarter and easier than working the lever.Buckskinner said:BY THE WAY,
Lever action rifles have been around for well over 100 years, and suddenly, all you "intelligent" thinkers have discovered something about using one that no body else did? I have been around for 49 years and the majority of that time has been spent learning to shoot and learning to handle weapons. During that time, It had never been suggested that anyone un-load thier lever action rifle through the loading port. I geuss that you have it all figured out?
I have not looked at the "new" way of un-loading a lever action rifle that you posted as a web site. Some of us were smart enough to figure that crap out long ago and see the that if it were a viable and intelligent alternative, the gun manufacturers would have it listed in the OWNERS MANUAL that they provide with new guns. Obviously though, there are a bunch of you out there that are smarter and better schooled.
Respond to this Buckskinner . . . whoever taught you, did not teach you everything . . . you are here to learn - you have your dumb way to unload, this is a smarter way. No, not somthing learned in college. Best way to unload at the range or in the field.M1894 said:Have been un loading both my Marlins and my Winchesters by this method since the 1950's, and most of my Marlins are 1893's and 1894's manufactured in the 1890's, all have the original loading gates, and show no signs of weakening. My newest 1895 was manufactured in 1899. I can see no reason to change my method of un loading at this point in time.