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Old 05-02-2019, 07:30 AM   #1
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Top Lever Not Straight

Hello,

A recent purchase of a L/H Silver Pigeon I, 30" sporter. Lovely purchase but one question. When the gun in dis-assembled the Top Lever is in-line with the safety catch - see attached (Broken.jpg).

However with the gun assembled, loaded or empty the Top Lever is canted to the right - see attached (Assembled.jpg). It does not bother me but can someone confirm if this is correct and as it should be? I would have assumed the top lever to be central regardless.

Either way love the gun, just need to know if I need to get it looked at

Thanks

Daniel
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:11 AM   #2
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That means the gun isn't worn out. Center or left of center on a right push lever is a sign of lots of use. Look at how far right many Krieghoffs are new.

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My Browning 725 looks pretty much like that, though not quite as much.
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Old 05-06-2019, 07:50 PM   #4
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It is correct and normal. As the actions wears, the lever will move toward the center. When it goes left of center, time to have a 'smith check it out.
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:46 PM   #5
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You WANT that lever as far to the right as possible - it is what new guns look like. By the time it gets to the center when the barrels are on, you should have about 100K + rounds through it and then it's about a $100 fix.
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