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Old August 6, 2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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remington 1858 web on loading lever...?

has anyone removed some of the webbing on the loading lever? work ok? look better?
how about some pictures. thanks.
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Old August 6, 2010, 10:32 PM   #2
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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.
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Old August 6, 2010, 10:48 PM   #3
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Yep, I removed some of my R-1858's loading lever…



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.
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Old August 6, 2010, 11:03 PM   #4
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Nice Latch Zippy
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Old August 7, 2010, 09:34 AM   #5
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Yup, Remington did
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.
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Old August 7, 2010, 10:08 AM   #6
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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"
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Old August 7, 2010, 11:58 AM   #7
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Could it be?

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.
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