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Old 12-01-2018, 02:45 PM
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Stevens Crackshot 26 - Loose Finger Lever



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New to me is a Stevens Crackshot 26. Other than the pitted barrel and the wiggling finger lever, it seems to be in good shape.

Research indicates that the wiggling finger lever is very common, but I really have not found a solution or a part that will fix it.

So, first, how do I keep it from wiggling and hanging loosely?

Second, realistically, where can I get parts? Numrich and other seem to always be out of stock.

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Old 12-01-2018, 03:49 PM
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A loose lever on these designs is often a sign of excessive head-space. You can try feeler gauges between barrel breech and breech-block to see if that tightens up the action and thus the lever 'droop'. If so, take note of how any thou' that is to get some better feel to it. These were never great metalurgy and often had indifferent care and increasingly hotter ammo. Those holes could easily be out of round.
Over size pins for the block and lever may help and you can compare that to your note.
Some have drilled the stock of underlever guns to epoxy in a strong magnet to hold the lever up.
Imo, once tightened up some the average condition Crackshot should not be used with anything hotter than the lowest end 22LR loadings, preferably CB's.
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:08 PM
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Here is a link to a thread...

Here is a link to a thread that I think you will find informative. Would love to see you get this old rifle up and running as it should be!!! Keep us posted!!!
https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...ight=crackshot
God Bless, Frank.
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:20 PM
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Thanks!

Thanks for the info. I will check the headspace with the feeler gauge. I like the idea of a magnet.
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Old 12-01-2018, 08:52 PM
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