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  • How is a sliding/falling breech block locked shut and how is it unlocked without having to manually do anything but pull the lever down?

     Jessica updated 1 year ago 2 Members · 4 Posts
  • Jessica

    Member
    May 17, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    Some sources say the lever itself i caught on a latch, but I’ve never seen a video where the gunner has to undo a latch before pulling the lever.

  • AllArmsLLC

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    The Ruger #1 has the latch built into the lever so unlatching is part of opening the breach.

  • ij70

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    gun model?

  • BenSharps

    Guest
    May 17, 2021 at 4:37 pm

    There’s usually some sort of passive retaining mechanism that keeps the lever from sagging.

    The breech is locked by the fact there is is a steel block that slides perpendicular to the bore.

    What locks a lever action? I’ve never seen anyone undo a latch?

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