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Offline BikerTom

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A new Miroku 1873
« on: April 22, 2021, 11:57:10 AM »
It has a rotating "hook"/"latch" just behind the lever.  None of my other lever actions have that.  I know what it does, but why's it necessary?

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Re: A new Miroku 1873
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2021, 12:17:57 PM »
Well, I guess the Winchester designers wanted it there!  :) 

All '73's and '76's have it.

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Re: A new Miroku 1873
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2021, 12:20:25 PM »
It keeps the lever locked in a closed position, as might be necessary when riding a horse.

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Re: A new Miroku 1873
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2021, 12:54:53 PM »
Well, I guess the Winchester designers wanted it there!  :) 

All '73's and '76's have it.

I was hoping that was the case.  Authenticity, and all.  Even though mine is a repro, obviously. 

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Re: A new Miroku 1873
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2021, 12:55:30 PM »
..... as might be necessary when riding a horse.

I never would have guessed that.

Thanks.

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Re: A new Miroku 1873
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Re: A new Miroku 1873
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2022, 02:38:13 AM »
My uberti henry has the lever locking tingmabob or is it thingmajig as well.
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Re: A new Miroku 1873
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2022, 01:21:58 PM »
I read that on the early originals the lever would not stay in the closed position.  It would hang down when carried laterally, so they put a  gizmo on there to hold it closed until ready to fire.
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