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Old 02-03-2021, 10:38 AM
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I bought what was supposed to be a complete Favorite action from a guy on a forum.
When I got it, it had about 1/4" lever droop and the lever would completely fall when I pulled the hammer back.
After disassembling I found a flat spring broken(I taped it together) shown in photo.
The lever has a notch shown by arrow.
I cant understand the relationship between the lever and flat spring.
I suspect these parts are from different models???
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Old 02-03-2021, 12:01 PM
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Hi there, judging by the mainspring I'm guessing you have a 1889/early 1894 model. I don't believe that broken spring shown goes in that rifle. I went through my early 1894 a couple years ago in this thread https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=992281

I too had a droopy lever and a replacement link fixed most of it. Jack First shows them in stock.
https://jack-first-gun-parts.myshopi...gle-shot-rifle

TFrank ought to be along shortly, he's one of our resident experts.

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Old 02-04-2021, 07:30 PM
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The lever looks correct...

The lever looks correct, except for the notch that you pointed out. The take down screw looks like an 1894 model take down screw. I see a short screw... is that what was holding the spring or spring fragment?? Where is there a hole in the receiver that the screw was installed in??? Or were parts just floating around inside the receiver???
I have been sitting here studying those parts and trying to visualize how that spring could have been used to prevent lever droop and I can't seem to make thing fit. I know that the 922 Hopkins & Allen has a vee shaped spring that is attached to the inside of the receiver under where the barrel ends. And that spring definitely keeps the lever from drooping.
Can you take more pictures, particularly of the inside of the receiver if there are "extra" holes inside the receiver that didn't have anything threaded into them.
God Bless, Frank.

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Old 02-04-2021, 08:05 PM
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The lever looks correct, except for the notch that you pointed out. The take down screw looks like an 1894 model take down screw. I see a short screw... is that what was holding the spring or spring fragment?? Where is there a hole in the receiver that the screw was installed in??? Or were parts just floating around inside the receiver???
I have been sitting here studying those parts and trying to visualize how that spring could have been used to prevent lever droop and I can't seem to make thing fit. I know that the 922 Hopkins & Allen has a vee shaped spring that is attached to the inside of the receiver under where the barrel ends. And that spring definitely keeps the lever from drooping.
Can you take more pictures, particularly of the inside of the receiver if there are "extra" holes inside the receiver that didn't have anything threaded into them.
God Bless, Frank.
Yes, the small screw held the flat piece inside the action.
I have made a link to solve the droop problem
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Old 02-04-2021, 08:08 PM
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