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the Black Spot
August 6, 2010, 10:07 PM
has anyone removed some of the webbing on the loading lever? work ok? look better?
how about some pictures. thanks.

azyogi
August 6, 2010, 10:32 PM
I've taken some off the spine so I could pull the center pin without dropping the lever. Never tried to take any off the web.

zippy13
August 6, 2010, 10:48 PM
Yep, I removed some of my R-1858's loading lever…

http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/7866/latch.jpg

Actually, the barrel lug detached itself from my Pietta, so I made up a spring latch and removed the loading gear. Now, I load with a custom cylinder press.

azyogi
August 6, 2010, 11:03 PM
Nice Latch Zippy

wogpotter
August 7, 2010, 09:34 AM
Yup, Remington did:eek:
If you look at some of the differing variations available some have a distinct "cut" in the profile of the web. AFAIK this was because they copied differing versions of the original. There were 3 versions made & 2 of them had the "dogleg" look to the web instead of the triangular shape it got later.

Now this means Remington actually added to the original, but I don't know why the change was needed.

zippy13
August 7, 2010, 10:08 AM
Now this means Remington actually added to the original, but I don't know why the change was needed.
Perhaps they found the dogleg unnecessary and the triangular shape was adopted as a labor saving "improvement"

Doc Hoy
August 7, 2010, 11:58 AM
Is it possible that the triangle is stronger than the dogleg? Repeated and prolonged use might distort a lever that is not quite strong enough. Doesn't mean it had to happen, only that someone associated with the design thought it might.