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Old February 15, 2014, 12:24 AM   #1
Andy Griffith
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Question on cheater levers...

Into the local purveyor of fine arms came a decent 1873 Uberti- silver plated and engraved, and it has a bit of wear.

It was "customized" by either a gunsmith or a previous owner into an unnatural short throw, and the hammer is so light, I thought it was broken at first. I know a lot of fellers like this style, but...

Is it safe to shoot full house vintage spec hunting loads (either with BP or smokeless) in a gun with a short throw?

If purchased, I'd change it back. I'm just curious.
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Old February 15, 2014, 08:35 AM   #2
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It sounds like it was converted for CAS and probably has a bazillion rounds thru it. If everything is in good working order it should handle full bp pressure loads just fine. If it was mine I'd have to change it back. I hate a short throw lever.
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