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Re: newbe 1869 owner
Posted by Fred on Sunday, 8 January 2017, at 10:42 a.m., in response to newbe 1869 owner, posted by Rick Powell on Sunday, 8 January 2017, at 12:54 a.m.
Before trying to remove the Lock, Make Sure that the TANG Screw has been loosened to reduce binding on the Lock Plate. Likewise, before removing the barrel, Make Sure that the Lock Retaining Screws are both loosened a turn or two so that the stock doesn't pinch the barrel tang. Back in the 1960's, I remember a Very old veteran of the Spanish American War advising me of that while he was looking at a trapdoor Springfield being passed around for a show and tell among some old timers in a Spit and Whittle gathering of young and old timers in an open neighborhood garage where they gathered every day to chew the fat among themselves each day. All of the old timers were gone by the early 70's. However I still remember what was pointed out to me then.
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