Magnet missing on my Texan...

Magnet missing on my Texan...

Joined: September 17th, 2005, 8:48 am

December 3rd, 2017, 10:48 am #1

found the reason for my Texan's cocking lever not closing securely. Noticed there was a round hole directly under the cocking lever handle. I remember reading that a magnet held the lever closed securely. The socket for the magnet was 3/8" diameter and about 3/16" deep. The solution was simple and locally available. Home Depot sells rare earth magnets. Couldn't find the right thickness but found a 10 pack of 3/8 x 1/16 for $3.59 just popped 3 of them in the socket and was ready to go. No need to glue as the magnets are so strong they stay in place. Now my cocking lever stays closed. No need to bother or wait for Air Force to send a replacement. It's amazing how strong these little guys are. They come in a stack of 10 and are hard to pry apart. If one is held about 4" from the rest and released, it flies to the stacked magnets like a shot. One of the magnets I was playing with hit the rest so hard that it shattered.
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Joined: April 14th, 2007, 8:59 am

December 3rd, 2017, 7:02 pm #2

work good. Open lid-tap out mags. and shavings drop into the trashcan. I also attached one to my hand lamp/wand(light) and can position it anywhere I like on a lathe or mill too.

I might use one on my CFX .20, RWS .460, B-40(underlevers), etc. to keep the cocking arm attached and remove all that plastic keeper crud the factory used-ugly and clunky.

Glad you got it sorted out without a hassle.
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Joined: October 23rd, 2017, 12:02 pm

December 5th, 2017, 2:07 pm #3

found the reason for my Texan's cocking lever not closing securely. Noticed there was a round hole directly under the cocking lever handle. I remember reading that a magnet held the lever closed securely. The socket for the magnet was 3/8" diameter and about 3/16" deep. The solution was simple and locally available. Home Depot sells rare earth magnets. Couldn't find the right thickness but found a 10 pack of 3/8 x 1/16 for $3.59 just popped 3 of them in the socket and was ready to go. No need to glue as the magnets are so strong they stay in place. Now my cocking lever stays closed. No need to bother or wait for Air Force to send a replacement. It's amazing how strong these little guys are. They come in a stack of 10 and are hard to pry apart. If one is held about 4" from the rest and released, it flies to the stacked magnets like a shot. One of the magnets I was playing with hit the rest so hard that it shattered.
I made a magnetic latch for my Walther LGU.I eliminated the front ball latch. works great. I did not know Home Depot had them. I bought mine from McMaster-Carr. I will check out HD.
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Joined: October 23rd, 2017, 12:02 pm

December 6th, 2017, 2:52 am #4

great sourse. Some that I could not get from MCmaster
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