French Stuckler

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  1. John Rausch

    John Rausch Registered User
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    I am now preparing to clean/oil a French Japy Frere movement. I have it torn down except for the Strike Flirt Lever, which is "stuck" on the mounting post. Removing the taper pin was easy enough, but I am being overly cautious (you know how sensitive the French are) in trying to remove this lever. The top looks like a tiny gear, but it does not engage with anything and appears to be pressed on. below it the sleeve and lever appear to be one piece.

    Just wondering if someone who has worked on a Japy (or similar) can confirm that I just pry it off.

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  2. shutterbug

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    The pin indicates it should come off. A little pressure under the base should lift it off.
     
  3. dickstorer

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    That tiny gear is some ones idea of a washer to take up the space between the flirt and the taper pin hole.
     
  4. Fitzclan

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    Yeah. The gear is not original to the movement, but looks like it does the trick. I’m sure it pulls right off.
     
  5. John Rausch

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    And it did pry off... not easily, but it did. I was just a bit cautious because my French is so poor. Thanks for giving me the courage. I am a little wary of French movements because of war stories I've heard.
     
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    Yeah, they liked thin and very hard pivots. They break easily.
     

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