I have kind of a simple question. How do you keep the 1873 elevator from getting this way? How often do you break it down for cleaning other than just the bore. Just got this last spring. Shot it bunch this summer. 45 Colt of course. Took it apart for cleaning today. I am sure a good cleaning will have it in good working order. Might not have helped that it was -6 yesterday on my way and the put the rifle in the bed of the truck (with a hard cover of course).