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Slabbed cocking handle

Postby Ratiasu » Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:53 am

Bought this one off of a French vendor whilst in Belgium, is this a legit one? It's having some issues not getting past the trigger group when I try to cock it, too.

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Re: Slabbed cocking handle

Postby anjongni » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:04 pm

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The slab-sided charging handle didn't work well because it lacked mechanical-advantage leverage to overcome the grip of the rollers in the barrel extension. If you've ever "tested" a bolt by latching it into a barrel, you see how hard it is to remove.
Some photos of the French slab-sided charging handle. It's very nice. The one in your photo looks a little flabby in the tab that contacts the bolt, might need some fitting to clear the F/C group.
Nice score! Let me know if you ever tire if it....Phil

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Re: Slabbed cocking handle

Postby JBaum » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:33 pm

While I can't say whether your slab cocking handle is genuine or reproduction, there is a French guy who makes very nice reproductions of many things such as the slab handle, and doesn't identify them as such when he sells them. He's a regular seller on ebay, too.
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