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Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by slayer, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2013
    Yeah it definitely was!! Thankfully it was just dust and not rust.
  2. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    And it's not even field stripped completely! :) But good enough for cleaning.
    I read somewhere there are like 67 parts total in a Winchester lever action. :eek:
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  3. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2013
    The only parts I didn't remove are the cartridge guides and loading gate.

    A schematic lists 65 but doesn't take into account the doubles of some parts, like the buttplate screws.
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  4. Nice looking gun! When you reload I highly suggest the hornady FTX bullets as they are designed for lever 30-30s. They have a pointed tip but its rubber to prevent setting off primers in the tube. They give a better BC without risking primers setting off in the magazine tube
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  5. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2013
    It's probably not going to see any field use.
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  6. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I had one but it was stolen back in 1981. I have been on the lookout for a good one for years. Its hard to find a good one. If you do they want to much money for them. My son found one that has the black chrome finish they used only one year. Its not a pre 1964 but in good shape.
  7. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2013
    That really sucks!
    I was looking at them on gunbroker the other day......some of the prices are insane!!
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  8. joe45c

    joe45c Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    It seems prices of any rifles/shotguns with the Winchester name on them have gotten out of hand the last few years.
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  9. ah ok, if I have a gun, its gonna get shot
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  10. slayer

    slayer Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2013
    Oh I didn't say it's not going to get shot lol. I'm just probably not going to take it hunting. The 30-30 is an awesome round for just doesn't compare to this one :D
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  11. Oh ok, I like to use the FTXs for all mine all the time because they group tighter and stay accurate longer. I mostly hunt with my .223 though.
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  12. Grizzley1

    Grizzley1 Well-Known Member

    Aug 31, 2014
    Are you planning on shooting elephants? ;) That thing makes the 30-30 round look like a .22.
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  13. ral357

    ral357 Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2015
    What H@)) is that. For deer under a couple hundred yards da ol thudy thudy would be my choice unless I was real fond of burgers:eek:
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  14. shootbrownelk

    shootbrownelk Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2014
    Wonderful Wyoming
    I'd forget the steel wool, like others said it'll take off the bluing. Use some Kroil and a ChoreBoy pure copper cleaning pad. It'll take off the rust and not remove the bluing. Go easy and slow. Then go shoot the crap out of it. Nice rifle, I have my late father's old model 94 in .32 special.
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  15. joe45c

    joe45c Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    With a round of that size looks like you will be safe in the event of a charging woolly mammoth out there in the deep woods of PA.
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