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Offline omarkw

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lazyloadng lever
« on: May 09, 2014, 05:11:14 PM »
I have an ASM 51Navy with steel frame that may drop the loading lever 2-3 times when firing a cylinder full of max loads. Other than not using full loads, does anyone have any cures? All I can think of is a stronger release spring. Good ideas appreciated.   
thanks in advance.         Mark
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Re: lazyloadng lever
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 03:30:31 AM »
Another thing to check for - is the seat for the release parallel to the lever or at an angle.  If angled, it will allow the lever to slip.  Or the spring is weak, either one is an easy fix.
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Re: lazyloadng lever
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 09:54:05 AM »
I think you're right about the latch. It seems to me that the latch needs some filing to set the angle properly. Thank you for the idea.   Mark
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Re: lazyloadng lever
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 10:35:30 PM »
This was a common problem with the Dragoons and their powerhouse loads; fixed as mentioned by StrawHat by fixing the angles (and sometimes stretching the spring). Most Navies were more forgiving in their original .36 cal designation, mostly feeding on less than 20gr and not as susceptible to heavy recoil. Using the same tricks oughta fix you up.
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Re: lazyloadng lever
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 08:12:56 PM »
thanks capt, i filed the notch today but didnt try it. it was snowing again but i will post with the results.   mark
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