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Perazzi trying to open

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  1. twcpdc

    twcpdc Member

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    Some times when shooting the top barrel the lever moves to the right. It has not opened but has almost opened. Does it need a top lever spring or more. The lever is near 6 o'clock maybe just slightly past. Thanks Tom
     
  2. luvtrapguns

    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the gun has enough rounds thru it to require service. If gun still locks up tightly it may need a spring. Also check to make sure grease has not accumulated in the monoblock locking notches. Doug Braker (GunDr) has changed the locking lug taper angle on TM-1's, not sure if this is required on MX models. Give Doug a call. (218) 947-3600. Marc
     
  3. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    A top lever that jumps to the right is a candidate for breakage. Replacing the lever isa $400 proposition. It needs service by Doug. He can fix that reasonably (at this point)
     
  4. alfermann66

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    Most likely cause is the bolt starting to touch the back of the bbl. lug, meaning it's ready for a new bolt. Doug Braker or Giacomo. They'll replace the top latch spring when they do it. Grease on the lugs will not cause the problem if the lug angle is properly cut. I grease the lugs on my Alfermann, TM-1, 90T(after the lugs were re-cut to 8deg. from 10) and Citori. None have an opening problem.

    buz
     
  5. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Is it a MX-3?
     
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    himark Well-Known Member

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    Had same issue with MX3, screwed around with local gunsmith and had nothing but grief. I sent it to Doug and all was as new again!!!
     
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    Is it moving to the right or does it normally lock up to the right? Big difference. On a gun that is set up properly, the lever should be at around 5 o'clock. As things wear down and loosed up the lever will move to 6 o'clock. If it's moving to the right, get it to someone now. Best guess is worn action block or top lever spring. Usual cause is closing the gun without releasing the top lever.

    HJH
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    oh, geez, not that again...
     
  9. Avaldes

    Avaldes Well-Known Member

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    The "hold the lever open" discussion is just like discussing religion.
     
  10. Trap2

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    Just slam that sumanabitch closed and shoot it. That lever is for OPENING the gun, not to close it, every one knows that, right??? lol... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  11. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Dan Thome for ATA presidento!!! lol
     
  12. twcpdc

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    Thanks Tom
     
  13. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    I'd say a new fitted action block and #121 top lever spring will put it back to factory specs in short order.

    Whiz
     
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    Doug Braker
     
  15. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Get it to me and I'll take care of it.

    Whiz
     
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