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I recently got a lovely second hand Aya no.4, but I have noticed that the top lever is slightly to the right when looking from above. Is this some internal problem that I should be looking into?

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Just the gun showing its age, as long as it locks up correctly it is nothing to worry about.

If it gets excessive it will need a trip to the Gunsmith.

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12 minutes ago, bornfree said:

slightly to the right is good. slightly to the left means its worn.

ah i see, thanks 

9 minutes ago, Gunman said:

Is that with the barrels on or off?

barrels on

3 minutes ago, JRDS said:

Absolutely normal, to the left of centre is not.

thank you!

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If it is lazy, in other words you can / have to push it further than it shouldn't be like that, but as said if it snaps back solid and is slightly off centre then no problem

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When a top leaver come to left of center with the barrels off the gun it means there is wear on some part of the leaver work .It may not be serious but it certainly needs to be examined and corrected .

Dependent on the construction some bolts have a raised section at the rear which acts as a stop to prevent it from going in to deep . Others rely on the spindle to do the same if it is a Scott style . Greener cam type are slightly different but use the same principle and it is these that are most commonly going past center due to the weaker construction and smaller bearing surfaces .

As with all mechanical devices guns do wear and need maintenance which unfortunately people seem to ignore , regular servicing , which is basically stripping a gun to component parts cleaning and re assembling , checking each function as it is done so can spot early signs of wear or future problems that can often be rectified at little cost compared to the higher cost if left or indeed corrected at the time eg. a loose forend iron , a screw that is not holding tightly  , a worn axle , minor things  that can be a potential cause of trouble  . I may have advised a customer that its OK now but next year it will certainly need attention .Left a couple of years then it would be a much bigger job to correct . 

Point of my ramble is that things may not be as bad as they look, but any potential problem needs to be inspected and and assessed as they could be the signs of something serious . They are certainly signs of neglect .

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Gunman said:

When a top leaver come to left of center with the barrels off the gun it means there is wear on some part of the leaver work .It may not be serious but it certainly needs to be examined and corrected .

Dependent on the construction some bolts have a raised section at the rear which acts as a stop to prevent it from going in to deep . Others rely on the spindle to do the same if it is a Scott style . Greener cam type are slightly different but use the same principle and it is these that are most commonly going past center due to the weaker construction and smaller bearing surfaces .

As with all mechanical devices guns do wear and need maintenance which unfortunately people seem to ignore , regular servicing , which is basically stripping a gun to component parts cleaning and re assembling , checking each function as it is done so can spot early signs of wear or future problems that can often be rectified at little cost compared to the higher cost if left or indeed corrected at the time eg. a loose forend iron , a screw that is not holding tightly  , a worn axle , minor things  that can be a potential cause of trouble  . I may have advised a customer that its OK now but next year it will certainly need attention .Left a couple of years then it would be a much bigger job to correct . 

Point of my ramble is that things may not be as bad as they look, but any potential problem needs to be inspected and and assessed as they could be the signs of something serious . They are certainly signs of neglect .

hello good post gunman

 

 

 

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hello, i would say unless mechanical it is not had much use since new, i am sure when i had a no 4 was the same, my friend has a no 3 from new and just beginning to centre up after many many shot carts, cheers

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