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I was told, by Kirby Hoyt, if memory serves well, that right side levers were as per above for loaders in driven shooting. Either way side levers are the cat’s meow.

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Here is a video of Diggory Hadoke shooting a Grant side lever.



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Nice YouTube. I wonder how many clays he broke.

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Originally Posted by ivanhoe
I have a Perrins of Worcester 12g Pinfire side-lever. Perrins was one of the best regional gunmakers, and was well known for his side-levers.

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I'm left handed and side levers are among my favourites. My current side lever is a J.P. Sauer & Sohn hammer Drilling 12/12/8x57IR; the lever is on the left, which suits me just fine.

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The side pedal looks more ergonomic than the top lever in use. I suspect it also saves a whole lot of machining that would go into the top lever spindle and it is most likely easier to fit.

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Originally Posted by Shotgunlover
The side pedal looks more ergonomic than the top lever in use. I suspect it also saves a whole lot of machining that would go into the top lever spindle and it is most likely easier to fit.


Like anything mechanical, trade offs are involved. The tear drop shaped spring that seats the sidelever is a pain, they break frequently and require more wood removed from the head of the stock. That said, I do have room in the safe for a nice Grant side-lever hammerless model.


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I have a beauty if you are interested Steve.

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A small point, but if a lefty cradles the gun across their belly/chest while walking, the sidelever pokes them in the belly (just like a righthand bolt action).

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John,
I have just spent my fun money but in the future it could work out. One of the few guns I regret selling is a Grant side-lever extractor gun.
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