Tutorial for 1885

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Chris623
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Tutorial for 1885

Post by Chris623 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:57 am

I've just recently acquired a C. Sharps 1885 Highwall. Took it apart to familiarize myself with it's workings and can't get it back together! :? DUH! Downright embarrassing...... :oops: .......but there has to be some little "trick" I'm not familiar with. Anyone know of a picture or written tutorial for dis-assembly and reassembly of an 1885 Highwall?

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Re: Tutorial for 1885

Post by montana_charlie » Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:30 pm

Retired...twice. Now, just raisin' cows and livin' on borrowed time.

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Re: Tutorial for 1885

Post by Chris623 » Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:42 pm

Thanks, but I've already seen that. I can take it apart.................the part I'm having trouble with it getting it back together and having it function properly. It fires when I close the lever.

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Re: Tutorial for 1885

Post by Deadeye Bly » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:36 pm

If you just dropped the block and lever out it should be simple to reassemble correctly. The extractor is the only tricky part as it must be installed at exactly the right position during reassembly. If you took the stock and lower tang off you must depress the sear to clear the trigger when you slide the lower tang into position. The sear is located near the top tang. If the sear is bound then it won't cock or stay cocked when the lever is closed. I hope this helps.

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Re: Tutorial for 1885

Post by Chris623 » Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:15 am

It does.................or "would have" if I'd read it in time. :D

After the umteenth try yesterday and the day before to get it back together and working properly, I finally accomplished the rather simple task and all is working as it should. It was, indeed, the sear that I wasn't pulling back. Now I know. :oops:

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