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Lower Tang Removal on 1873 Second Model
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I just took possession of my 1873 Second Model today and I am doing a full disassembly for inspection and cleaning. I have lots of experience with the 1873’s made by Uberti, but not an original. They are very close, but the second model has a completely different setup when it comes to removing the lower tang. I removed the two screws on each side, plus the hammer screw and removed the hammer. But if I am not mistaken, I think I am supposed to drive out the pin on for the trigger in order to remove the lower tang. Sound about right? 

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I just took possession of my 1873 Second Model today and I am doing a full disassembly for inspection and cleaning. I have lots of experience with the 1873’s made by Uberti, but not an original. They are very close, but the second model has a completely different setup when it comes to removing the lower tang. I removed the two screws on each side, plus the hammer screw and removed the hammer. But if I am not mistaken, I think I am supposed to drive out the pin on for the trigger in order to remove the lower tang. Sound about right? 

  

You have to remove the lever screw and the trigger pin. Then the tang is removed by sliding it back since there is lugs sticking out of each side that slide into slots in the receiver. Here is a picture of a second model tang. For the sake of keeping the parts in I stuck a short pin in the trigger .

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I just took possession of my 1873 Second Model today and I am doing a full disassembly for inspection and cleaning. I have lots of experience with the 1873’s made by Uberti, but not an original. They are very close, but the second model has a completely different setup when it comes to removing the lower tang. I removed the two screws on each side, plus the hammer screw and removed the hammer. But if I am not mistaken, I think I am supposed to drive out the pin on for the trigger in order to remove the lower tang. Sound about right? 

  

You have to remove the lever screw and the trigger pin. Then the tang is removed by sliding it back since there is lugs sticking out of each side that slide into slots in the receiver. Here is a picture of a second model tang. For the sake of keeping the parts in I stuck a short pin in the trigger .

Bob

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A shorter pin is a great idea! I decided to leave it be for now. Getting nervous screwing something up. I was ave to clean everything out with the lower tang in place. Hammer I removed though. Seems this gun hasn’t been shot in a long long time. Very dry and hardened grease. But no rust, nor cracks and everything intact.  Hope my resurrection works. Laugh

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