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TM 1 top lever question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by leftex, Oct 12, 2012.

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  1. leftex

    leftex Active Member

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    The top lever on my Ithaca TM1 is difficult to get started when opening the gun. After the initial resistance is overcome all is well. Is this a lubrication problem or do I need to seek professional help?
    Thanks,
    Wayne
     
  2. Hauxfan

    Hauxfan Well-Known Member

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    Wayne, You could try this.

    Take the trigger out, and in the trigger well, you will see a little hole. I once read where you can squirt some RemOil or something similar down that hole and then work your lever back and forth and that should help.

    That little hole would be straight down from where your lever is.

    Hope this helps you out.

    If that doesn't, then maybe someone else has an idea.

    I know it does help on my TM-1.

    Hauxfan!
     
  3. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Perazzi uses a cut of 7 degrees, whereas Kerry uses 8 degrees.

    WW
     
  4. leftex

    leftex Active Member

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    Lubrication is great. I had cleaned everything while I had the gun apart having the wood refinished. Got the wood back and reassembled the gun without lubing anything. Thanks Hauxfan and vdt for the reminder.
    Wayne
     
  5. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    It may also be the pin on the bottom of the lever where it contacts the action block. It may have some galling, and lack of lube lets it gall.

    I'd recommend removing the top lever and inspecting it. I *just* this week had a receiver in here with a broken top lever, but it broke midway up on the shaft. Most lever breaks occur at the botton pin.

    WW
     
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