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 Post subject: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:58 am 
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I've been shooting a LH Blaser F3 for the past several years and have grown to like the LH opening top lever. Thinking about a new gun. How many gun makers offer O/U guns that can be had with a LH top lever? Maybe someone has been down this road.




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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:11 am 
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As far as I know Blaser is the only one. But I haven't researched it for 2 or 3 years.

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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 9:30 am 
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After 40 plus years of running the top lever designed for right handed people I shot a Blazer a friend of mine owns and knew right then and there it would not be for me. I am glad that the other manufactures did not retool to do this.


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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 9:38 am 
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Recent Krieghoffs can be switched over as well.

Other than EXTREMELY high end bespoke guns that are made to order (think Holland & Holland, Purdy, ect) I don't believe it's an option on any other gun.

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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 11:43 am 
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Personally, as a LH, I find it a lot easier to simply push the top lever than to move my thumb over it and then pull it; easier on my thumb joint. Then again, I also find RH double triggers to actually be easier for a LH shooter, we get no knuckle bruising

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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 4:31 pm 
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Personally, as a LH, I find it a lot easier to simply push the top lever than to move my thumb over it and then pull it; easier on my thumb joint. Then again, I also find RH double triggers to actually be easier for a LH shooter, we get no knuckle bruising



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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 6:29 pm 
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Apparently the fact remains that only Blaser and Krieghoff offer left hand opening top levers.


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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2020 8:14 pm 
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jer901 wrote:
oneounceload wrote:
Personally, as a LH, I find it a lot easier to simply push the top lever than to move my thumb over it and then pull it; easier on my thumb joint. Then again, I also find RH double triggers to actually be easier for a LH shooter, we get no knuckle bruising



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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 8:35 pm 
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oneounceload wrote:
Personally, as a LH, I find it a lot easier to simply push the top lever than to move my thumb over it and then pull it; easier on my thumb joint.

I agree completely. I purchased a Blaser a few years ago, and when I ordered it I specified an LH stock and a RH lever.

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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:45 pm 
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Verney-Carron also makes LH levers for their LH firearms.


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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:58 pm 
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Please educate me. What brand shotguns do they market?


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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:26 am 
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Perazzi will do it, as a lefty I'm so used to opening the gun by doing just that, pushing the lever, I wouldn't want a left handed lever. I have a left handed Beretta 692.

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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
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My LH DeHann O/U (made by Huglu) has a LH lever.

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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:01 pm 
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I am another lefty that was glad be able to get left handed wood with a right handed lever. To me the pushing motion is much more natural. I was told by several folks that almost no one offered left handed levers. Works for me.

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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
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I am another lefty that was glad be able to get left handed wood with a right handed lever. To me the pushing motion is much more natural. I was told by several folks that almost no one offered left handed levers. Works for me.


Me three. Or is it four now? And I shoot Krieghoffs and could have it reversed if I wanted, but don’t. Have shot a friends LH Blaser and *hated* having to do the thumb pull instead of push.

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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:30 pm 
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I'm pretty sure the Benelli 828 in left hand has a left hand lever.


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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:53 am 
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Add me to the left handed stock, right handed release lever...just feels easier

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 Post subject: Re: O/U with LH top lever
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:28 am 
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Makes me think right handed shooters would prefer left opening levers.




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