These precision-cut shims can be used to take the lateral side-to-side play out of your Marlin Firearms or Henry Repeating Arms lever. Get rid of that slop in your cycle for a smoother, more linear lever action feel.
- Precision steel shims come in a 2-pack of shims sized .005 (.15mm) for precise tolerance adjustment
- Not visible once easily installed
How to install:
1. Remove the lever screw
2. Fit the shim(s) between the lever and the trigger plate
3. Reinstall the screw
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5 stars for the fact they did exactly as described and took the slop outta my lever and now has no play side to side. They were actually fairly difficult to install, were very tight between lever and action. Even though simple, I wish they woulda came with instructions. Took me over an hour to get them installed.
I've got a late 2014 or early 2015 Marlin 1894 44 mag. that had a lever jamming problem when the gun was empty and when either any left pressure was put on the lever when cycling or cycling the lever with the gun held with the left side down. Maybe not a problem for most, but I didn't like it. I saw on YouTube where a person had a similar problem and sent the gun back to the factory for repair and it was returned with the same problem. I figured maybe limiting the movement of the lever to the left might help. I ordered a set of the lever shims and installed both of them on the left side of the lever and it worked like a charm. No more jamming. It also took some movement out of the lever as designed. Great product!
So the product itself is great, and really nice job, however for older rifles, a $9.00 two pack isn't enough. I've used 2 sets so far, and could likely use a 3rd, but for now it's still a drastic improvement over what it was before.
So that said, great product, but if there is more than a little play you might need a few sets, and that can get costly.
Good product. Wasnt thick enough for my particular rifle so took outside measurements anr made my own set with shim stock using same diameters.
Work great, took the slop out, lever is like new. Can't beat them.
I own several Henrys, my 45-70 All Weather was/is quite good from Henry. I swapped to a larger loop (in black) just because. Now I noticed just a bit of side to side movement, still acceptable by any means. I believe this was caused do to the fact it was black and not hard chrome plated, so a couple of "thousands" undersize would be expected. Ordered the shim kit, recieved it in 3 days (wow) BINGO ……. perfect!
Shims worked well at removing the slight sideplay when working the lever. Easy install-I used one shim on each gun, and put it on the pivot point on the lever that showed the most wear. A little oil and it smooth the lever throw nicely-would recommend-
I bought 2 packs..I thought each a different size...when they arrived there was no size(thickness) info on either pack, so it was hard to figure exactly what I had..I futzed with them and eventually inserted one shim..It made a significant difference...the action on these guns is ROUGH and needs all the help they can get.
High quality well thought out product enhances the function of the lever by getting rid of side flop