I am trying to disassemble and clean an LC with what I have learned here is called a Curtis forend release. There is only one wood screw holding the forearm iron to the splinter forend. The serial # is 3490XX with the R suffix, and is so marked on both the forend iron and water table, along with the word 'Field' on the wt. It is an extractor gun, with the lock plates held onto the frame by two small screws near the front ends and a through screw closer to the high rear ends.
I have a modest gun library but have not been able to find a schematic or any info on how this type of forend latch comes apart. Logic would indicate that the tip unscrews from a rod within the forearm, like the Anson, but I am hesitant to try twisting on it very hard without knowing for sure.
Another small dilemma that I will come up against later is how was the small square cocking plate oriented before it fell on the work bench after I took out the screw holding it to the forend iron? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Clint firstname.lastname@example.org