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did you get a short stroke kit and a trigger job done on your '73? They really make the rifle sing!

 
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I did; got a CodyMatic action job on it including short-stroke modification, trigger job, lightening of the loading gate spring, and brass bead front sight. I don't know how he does the short-stroke change on it without changing parts, but he says the parts are all still factory original. I assumed he'd have to use different linkages in it to accomplish it, but somehow he doesn't have to. It's MUCH nicer shooting than from the factory, and from the factory it wasn't horrible. He also did a leather wrap on the lever loop. I didn't request it and he didn't charge for it, but I do like it.

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The short stroke isn't as short as some I've seen, but substantially shorter than it was from the factory. This is it at full travel:
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This was last September, when I first tried it out after getting it back from him.
 
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Looks good! Like you, I was more familiar with the Winchester M92 & M94, but after a few hundred rounds down range it fit in perfectly. Finest pistol caliber lever I have ever used. Great choice for a "grey man" role under 100 yds.
 

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Just a note, earlier this spring I had a new front sight installed in my 1901 Winchester M94, .30-30, while I was zeroing the rifle for 100 yds, I noticed a tendency to short stroke my M94. Too much time with my M73 I guess.
 

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It’s been the busiest and possibly craziest couple weeks I can recall; and as crazy as the last few years have been, that’s saying something. In the last two weeks:

My wife & MIL drove to Houston to help my wife’s sister whose cancer has spread to the point where she now has to get chemo treatments through a port directly in her head.

After three tentative (and missed) closing dates and four scheduled “firm, final” closing dates that were also set and missed by the buyer, we finally closed on the sale of a bunch of our customer accounts. Been working on it with this particular buyer for a year now, and they bought approximately 40% of our customer accounts or 25-30% of the business’ total value. The day we finally did close (after missing four scheduled closing dates), my wife & MIL were in the car driving back from Texas and had to e-sign the documents in the car.

Same day, I came up positive for Covid. This was my second time getting Covid, the first time being back in February. So had to attend to all the craziness & rat-stomping that accompanies a large transaction like this while sick, stuck at home and having to do things remotely & in a brain fog.

Since my wife’s immune system is so shot from four years of chemo, instead of actually coming home when they drove back to arkansas, she stayed at her mother’s place 20-30 minutes away, to avoid being exposed to me while I was covid positive. She finally came home from her mother’s house yesterday.

All that negative stuff having been said, after the closing and getting paid for the accounts, were able to pay off our house, which is an awesome thing. We had the land paid off previously, but did take out a loan when building the house.

This week we also had our 36th wedding anniversary, but were both too wrung out to do more than go out to eat. I’m still wrung out from Covid and she stays wrung out from the chemo. We’re quite a pair right now.

Got word yesterday that the last of our kids (“kids”, sure) got their passport delivered. We’re planning on taking them to Mexico later this year and neither of our sons or their accompanying females have ever had a passport before. So it’s good to have those finalized and not have to worry about it.

And then – as if to cap things off – when doing our monthly sales tax report today, I saw that June was the busiest month we’ve ever had. We did more business in June than we’ve ever done in any month in the past, and around 30% more than average.


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