New Englander side lock removal

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1Longbow

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How do you remove the side lock on a 50 cal. New Englander? I see there is one screw ,is that all there is to remove? I realize you take the barrel off,and I did remove the one screw ,but the side lock was still very tight in the stock,and before I break anything,I'd thought I'd ask. Thank you
 

FrontierGander

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Yes, remove the barrel first then the single screw BUT keep the screw in slightly and then tap it. This will push the lock out of the stock a whole lot easier for you.
 

rebs

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does the hammer have to be in half cock or full cock or do you remove the hammer first before removing the lock ? I want to be able to clean the lock assembly.
 

patocazador

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The lock on the New Englander I have was a little difficult to remove but after removing the barrel and wiggling and tapping , it came out OK. I don't remember if the hammer was at full cock or not but if you see or feel an interference when at half cock just cock it.
 

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