LG110 stiff cocking

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  1. SteveC200

    SteveC200 Active Member

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    A mates cocking lever gets tight half way along the stroke, its been like that for ages and hasnt been too much of a bother. Last sunday it jammed solid. But if the gun is tipped sideways to its left it frees up immediately.

    Is this the roller bearing gone bad or is this something else? The sideways thing confuses me.
     
  2. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    Sounds like a stabiliser thing Steve, maybe the small spring acting on the catch has gone west?
    Also, there is a small grub screw on the side of the action that rides on a slot on the breech, maybe this is getting caught on the edge of the slot as the breech is moving back?
     
  3. RobF

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    Reckon roller bearing. Turning it left might drop it off the edge that it’s contacting and trying to rotate over.
    Try moving the bolt with your finger, push it back and after cocking forward. If it moves freely then I’d say bearings.
     
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    I just had this exact issue, i replaced the bearings and cocking lever, solved the issue.
     
  5. Simon H

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    I'll be shooting it later today so will try moving the bolt after cocking. The issue does seem a bit random though, it can go 50 or so shots and be fine and then go all grabby.
     
  6. RobF

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    it might be a tight/rust spot on the bearings, just rotates and catches, or it might be either of the bolts holding it are loose...
     
  7. Lavant_Lad

    Lavant_Lad Old Git.

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    It could be the post that the roller bearings stack on coming slightly loose, otherwise its lever and bearings replacement time.
     
  8. poth

    poth Whafta old Gits world champion

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    Can't beat a stiff cock
     
  9. C.Eaton

    C.Eaton Confirmed Anschutz Nut...

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    Well personally I'd perfer something else, but hey whatever floats your boat on Valentines Day....:rolleyes:
     
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  10. nemesis

    nemesis 55yrd standing expert, or was it 8 or 9?

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    I've had this on mine over the years. I spent hours closely examining the exact point it was happening.
    It's most definitely the cocking roller bearing that's come loose or rusted up.When the roller becomes loose it allows it to twist sideways more despite it running along the guide in the trigger block. This sideways twisting then allows the lever to jamb as the sides of the bearing aren't square to the cut out in the lever.
    Another possible cause is the lever is scrapping on the alloy chassis and forming a deep scratch. this is caused by the profile on the lever forming a burr as it wears, this burr then digs into the chassis.
     
  11. hmangphilly

    hmangphilly Floppy Quick Phil

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    Cocking roller Steve .
    Don't try to figure it out , they move ( or not ) in mysterious ways.

    Fit a new set.
    Usually comes as a set .

    From Harry or Chris
     
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  12. subaru swift

    subaru swift I don't have a solution, I just love the problem.

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    Had this happen to mine, got a roller bearing set off Chris C.
     
  13. Simon H

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    Looks like a new roller bearing set it is then.

    I can live with it at the moment. I'll wait until the Winter League and Regionals are finished.
     
  14. Conor

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    Rollers might just need a good polish along with the lever.
    I’ve also had to remove some material off the little green oring (flatten it) slightly as the cocking lever was sitting too high above the triggerblock and rubbing the action.
    And I’ve had another one where I had to place a shim under the little green oring to raise the lever above the trigger block so solve it dragging.
     
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  15. Mr Blonde

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    Sum of the real early LG110s has just a post and didnt even have the rollers. They can get a bit dry and bind up.

    If anybody has an old roller bearing good or bad i would be interested.
     

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