Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by orpington, Jul 22, 2022.
On a used gun if the lever is far over to the left, you know some action is needed.
Yes, that’s what I’m aware of. Most the time you see them a bit to the right of centre, but this one was considerably more than I had ever seen before.
I dare you to find the top break lever on my Ljutic. Or an, Alfermann, Seitz, Bowen, or DeVault.
These all have locking systems that are actuated by either pulling a button in front of the trigger guard back (The Ljutic; it is actually the front of the locking block.) or pushing the whole trigger guard back, or the back of the trigger guard up.
I like watching people try to figure out how to open my Ljutic when they look at it.
Oh, and the H& R Toppers have a latch button next to the hammer you push down.
Then there's the older (usually European) break opens that have an underlever or side lever.
@entropy you own some oddballs then Most of my break action shotguns have a center lever on top. Now my old Savage 20 gauge as the lever on the side of the receiver.
All kidding aside not all break actions have a lever on top of the receiver. But for those that do, it is common for them to point to the right.
I've seen neat old stuff like that. I've seen a side by side where you open it by pushing one of the triggers backwards. Seen one where a metal piece on the bottom of the fore arm swings to the side
Joel Etchen Guns Just sold one for $8500!!
Oh! Learn something new all the time. Only guns I've ever seen where opening isn't self evident are vintage or antique
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