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Top lever getting left of center
Posted by John Mistretta on May 9, 2019, 6:19 am
I have a 12 gauge Ideal Grade that has a top lever creeping left of center. Still locks up tight but I feel Iím running out of time and corrective action will soon need to be taken. My instinct tells me the rib extension is worn and needs metal added. Iíll try to diagnose it with some adhesive lead tape shimmed on the rib. Possibly a worn rotating locking bolt? The top lever spring is strong. If the rib needs metal is tig welding safe? I donít know about the heat causing the rib extension to detach. Iíve heard plasma welding is less of an issue. Any opinions would be welcome both concerning diagnosis and possible treatments. Thanks in advance.