Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
November 24, 2017, 07:18:32 pm

Login with username, password and session length

Search:     Advanced search
* Home FlashChat Help Calendar Login Register
Currently there are 0 Users in the Cas City Chat Rooms!
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  CAS TOPICS  |  Gun Reviews (Moderators: Marshal Halloway, Arcey)  |  Topic: CIA 1887 Lever action shotgun 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. « previous next »
Pages: [1] Go Down Print
Author Topic: CIA 1887 Lever action shotgun  (Read 3050 times)
cpt dan blodgett
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1273


SASS Conv 2013


« on: October 18, 2014, 09:11:53 pm »


Anyone out there using one for Cowboy Action shooting?
Give us the skinny on them
Logged

Queen of Battle - "Follow Me"
NRA Life
DAV Life
ROI, ROII
Bibbyman
Top Active Citizen
*
Online Online

Posts: 278


« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2014, 08:50:43 pm »

I've got one that I've put a lot of work into and have it running better but not 100%.  I've not shot it in a match yet as I'm all thumbs loading it.  I'm considering shooting it in our next match with black powder loads.  I'll just have to take my time in loading.
Logged
cpt dan blodgett
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1273


SASS Conv 2013


« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 09:33:23 pm »

So far just messing around it does not want to feed the second round from the carrier if it starts on the carrier as the action is closed on a round going into the chamber.  It will feed the second round just fine if the second round started in the magazine.  The spring must position it on the carrier differently than just dumping in and pushing down.

I will probably take it down completely this weekend and smooth things up without changing any angles on critical pieces.  If that does not help, I can send it to someone like Lassiter.  Given I got the gun for $300 I have a lot of room for smithing before I reach the Chiappa cost.
Logged

Queen of Battle - "Follow Me"
NRA Life
DAV Life
ROI, ROII
Bibbyman
Top Active Citizen
*
Online Online

Posts: 278


« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2014, 09:46:28 pm »

Out of the box they make a pretty good club.
Logged
cpt dan blodgett
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1273


SASS Conv 2013


« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2014, 04:43:11 pm »

Friday afternoon I took the beast apart.  Pretty simple.  Rubbed all the flat surfaces on 600 and 1500 grit sand paper.  Lightly touched all the non hammer / sear mating surfaces that could not be rubbed on the sand paper with a fine needle file.  Lightly touched all edges (again non hammer sear mating) with a needle file to make not sharp. 

Wrapped the sandpaper around a file and hit the inside of the receiver flat surfaces

Reassembled, took a long time, now that I have it figured out is really pretty simple to reassemble and it functions and is much slicker without really doing anything but a deburr and light smoothing. 

Seems to feed somewhat better but not knowing what I am doing, barely touched anything on the inside of the carrier.

A little grease and it is pretty nice to lever, the elevator pops up very well if levered with anything like authority

Still need to cut 1/2 to 3/4 inch of stock to make full opening of lever easy without thinking about making sure I fully operate.  Can do it with standard lop but have to work at it.
Logged

Queen of Battle - "Follow Me"
NRA Life
DAV Life
ROI, ROII
Oregon Bill
American Plainsmen Society
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 705


« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2014, 06:05:17 pm »

Dan, be sure to post follow-ups on your gun. Seems ejection is often an issue, too, with these rascals. I'm thinking of getting one, adding a rifled choke tube, and making it a dedicated pumpkin-ball spitter.
Logged
cpt dan blodgett
Top Active Citizen
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1273


SASS Conv 2013


« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2016, 06:58:27 pm »

I ended up giving the gun to Lassiter, it is ready but not being anything if not a cheapskate, am waiting for him to bring it to WR rather than pay to have it shipped.  Will give a full review once I get it and shoot it.
Logged

Queen of Battle - "Follow Me"
NRA Life
DAV Life
ROI, ROII
Pages: [1] Go Up Print 
Cas City Forum Hall & CAS-L  |  CAS TOPICS  |  Gun Reviews (Moderators: Marshal Halloway, Arcey)  |  Topic: CIA 1887 Lever action shotgun « previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.054 seconds with 21 queries.