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Re: 1884 safe to fire? Loose Cam Latch.
Posted by Ken on Thursday, 2 September 2010, at 6:08 a.m., in response to Re: 1884 safe to fire? Loose Cam Latch., posted by Ken Smith on Tuesday, 31 August 2010, at 11:22 a.m.
I"m sorry that I forgot to add this in response to one of the replies:
The ejector...or is it the extractor...anyway, the little blued steel leg that is pivoting on the breech block hinge pin, is free and functioning properly. In fact, it makes a rather smart "snap" when tripped, and should have no problem popping the brass out of the chamber.
We'll see what a new spring does for that cam latch. I still can't believe that much play would be allowed between the cam latch shaft, and the holes in which it pivots.
Sheesh. We've fired guys at work for less.
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