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99 Lever Adjustment?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Strider, Mar 17, 2002.

  1. Strider

    Strider G&G Newbie

    Before the end of the world, I was looking for the string on adjusting "lever bite?"

    If the rifle is not "cocked" and ready to fire - the lever on my rifle will want to fall open when the side-safety is not engaged. Is this normal? Or... should the lever want to stay tightly closed reguardless of whether the rifle is cocked or not?

  2. SlowGoat

    SlowGoat G&G Newbie

    The lever is suppose to hold against the grip whether the action is cocked or not, and whether or not the safety is on or off. If it does not, the lever bite needs to be adjusted.

    When you take the stock off, you can see how the lever holds position when closed. It is held by resistance when the end of the lever is in contact with an internal integral part of the receiver.

    If the lever is too loose, the lever arc radius needs to be slightly closed.
    To do this, the lever first must be removed from the receiver. Then secure in a vise or against a wood block and whack the end with a brass or soft material mallet. Install lever and try. Repeat process until it’s right. Take pains and don’t get in a hurry. A very slight arc adjust should do the trick. :) :)