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Offline Len

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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2021, 11:01:37 AM »
Fooled around a bit with my original Smiths.
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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2021, 11:14:17 AM »
50 yards "sniper range"
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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2021, 03:36:22 PM »
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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2021, 05:51:32 PM »
That took some tooling ability to come up with a scope mount! Nice work.

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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2021, 04:29:28 AM »
mine is a killer on the finger to open. after 4-5 times the finger will not work to open it any more. I have used all types of slick lubes, to no avail. am I the only one with this problem?

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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2021, 06:18:47 PM »
Toot, can you take your carbine down? I would suggest a slight smoothing of the lever and recess, plus some good gun lube. Mine has really smoothed up in operation. I might suggest slimming of the spring, but that would mean re-bluing it.

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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2021, 06:42:19 AM »
OK! so I am not alone with a very stiff breaking open latch on mine?

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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2021, 09:43:14 AM »
Mine is quite easy to open now. I haven't had it out for a shoot for some time, but do have some loaded ammo for it. Also have a bunch of bullets cast up.

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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2021, 12:53:10 PM »
Have you guys seen this?




It's kinda lengthy, but packed full of useful info.
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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2021, 06:41:45 PM »
Thanks for posting that Dave.

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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2021, 04:32:34 AM »
mazo kid, thanks for taking to time to offer help with my problem with my SMITH CARBINE. I will do as you suggest as nothing that I have done has worked. toot.

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Re: Smith carbine
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2021, 02:45:52 AM »
OK! so I am not alone with a very stiff breaking open latch on mine?
To find out how much force I need to apply on my original Smiths, I balanced it on the lever over a brass dowel (photo)
The carbine weighs in at 3.583 kilograms = 7lbs 15 oz (7.899 kbs).
With a very light downward touch the breach opens.
So the opening force is 7.9 lbs in my case,
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