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Monday, June 20, 2016

An Interesting Lindner Daly

It's interesting because it has rifle-style bolsters on the frame, but it has shotgun barrels.  It also has quite a bit of drop and a manual safety.  German doubles with rifle and shotgun barrel sets are not unheard of, Sauer and Merkel made quite a few.  Maybe there is a set of rifle barrels for it somewhere, who knows?  In any event, it needed to be cleaned, a new left-side mainspring had to be made and the sear engagement needed to be corrected.

Here is the broken spring with the finished replacement.  I've detailed making springs elsewhere in this blog and so I won't get into it here.

There seems to be some confusion among some about which sear does what in a Daly (or most other German) boxlock that is equipped with interceptors.  For the record, in an interceptor-equipped Daly boxlock, the BOTTOM sear is the MAIN sear (in standard Anson & Deeley fashion), while the overhead sear acts as the interceptor.  The following photos show the internal parts and also clearly shown is the hammer held in the cocked position while the overhead sear is free to move and catch the hammer, should the main sear slip.  The geometry is such that the overhead safety sear is moved clear of the hammer by the trigger blade before the main sear releases.

Finished up and ready for some more use.

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