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Re: lc smith top lever locked
Doug, I just had a similar problem with one of my smiths. Top lever was getting stiff, then progressively stiffer. I disassembled my gun to find out that the rotary locking bolt had almost completely rusted to the frame, in its recess that its machined into. Luckily your barrels are off. Your solution may be to apply a little heat to this area wile working the top lever. Another solution may be soking the receiver in kroil, vertically, for a couple days, not lettling the kroil touch the wood of course. Hope this helps.