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- Feb 21, 2018
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Wrong its her coin! She values my opinion, as I do yours, but she will make her choice and to hell with my opinion, women!
An old thread, but topical. As a fellow engineer I agree, of course the Greener bolt adds strength, it is almost beyond me why they aren't more universal. I bought a Verney but have been disappointed. One day I will sell it and replace it with a Heym because I have had the action open on firing multiple times. Knowing its problem maybe only a gunsmith will buy it for cheap.This is incorrect. The Greener cross bolt does add to the strength of the action. Properly jointed, it's often unnecessary, but if itself well fitted, a cross bolt serves to directly counter thrust.
Third fasteners are almost universally applied to double rifles which follow the English pattern of lock-up (double under lugs, jointed with a good bearing on the circle, etc.). Some are broadly misunderstood, though, most of all the concealed fastener, as is common with Holland & Holland (pictured below). The concealed third fastener is intended to counter thrust by virtue of inhibiting a bending of the bar (which it does by acting in a plane perpendicular to that commonly supposed). Most view it as just another grip, but it's not and functions in a manner fundamentally different than the two on the bottom lug (of which only the rear is brought to bear when jointing, the front being for all intents and purposes there to work in conjunction with the run-up).
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I reported it to the agents where I bought it in Johannesburg and their response was to bring it back so they can take a look, fair enough. As someone else said on another post here, that is impossible, it takes a huge amount of effort to bring the rifle into Zim in the first place, even more to export it again. I just don't have the energy.
The bottom line is that I have to get an export permit out of Zimbabwe, an import permit into South Africa, both big procedures. Then presuming they can fix it, a re-export permit from South Africa and a reimport permit into Zimbabwe. What a mission! Probably a year in total.Since you bought it new, shouldn’t VC take care of the issue, including shipping/exporting to and from? At least that would be my expectation here in the US.