I have a very early 1901,shoot it now and then ,curious why they made the finger lever 2 piece ?
wiki intimates that it and the lever safety have something to do with each other, Not that I can tell unless it's after the safety 'button' goes into it's hole in the lever,and magic occurs in there ?
f..AHA,further examination reveals that the tip of the safety is broken off. mystery solved.
the shells i have are roll crimped, Western Expert, and on the side is 4 1/4-, 1 1/4-6.the last two I get..the 1st number is actual drams or dram equivelent ? IE: smokeless shells. ?
I fired a few last year and got the strong impression they are black powder shells, look to be factory rounds.
again...AHA. watcching videos of it being shot I have to go with smokeless shells.
thanks Pards and no I don't shoot it at matches altho our local group would allow it.