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My most recent acquisition is a petite 16 gauge Greifelt underlever double with 29 1/2" barrels. The gun is in very high condition and with quite usable stock dimensions. The underlever doesn't seem to be under spring pressure and I question whether it is supposed to be that way. It is easy to hold the lever in closed position while shooting, but I would rather have it under spring pressure or at least with a detent to keep it in place. Should I have it examined by a good gunsmith or use it as is? Does anyone else own such a Greifelt?

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eightbore,
In my experience, it would be highly unusual if a spring were not there originally.
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I have the same opinion. I guess I'll have to call on someone who knows how to open up these things. I haven't fired this thing yet. Maybe this weekend. Anyone else seen or owned an underlever Greifelt?

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By the way, my little Greifelt gem weighs 5 pounds 6 ounces, yet is sized for a mature adult shooter. I have some RST Lite 3/4 ounce loads that should be proper for a gun of this weight. I have still not found any evidence of an underlever Greifelt on the market or anywhere except a Model 510 in a catalog with no description or price. I suspect it was a drilling, not a double gun.

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On testfiring the gun, I found that the lever is not only for opening the gun, but is a cocking lever. Pretty neat. The chokes are .020 and .040.

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I just picked up a little 16 gauge Greifelt, although it's not a underlever. Just a conventional boxlock but nicely put together.


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I shot the gun yesterday. The lever seems to stay in place without being spring loaded. It becomes second nature to pull the lever into the closed position as you close the breech. It's kind of like a Jones lever in function, no spring.


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