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 Post subject: Winchester 21 problem - the gun is "doubling"
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:46 am 
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A friend of mine owns a Winchester 21 that occasionally "doubles" when he is shooting at a clay bird on the sporting clays course. He is trying to determine the root cause of the problem and what corrective measures might be involved in eliminating the doubling. I would appreciate your thoughts and helpful suggestions on this issue. Could this issue be eliminated by adjusting some screws etc. ? Or, is this issue indicative of a more serious problem with the mechanism of the shotgun?

I appreciate the time and effort you are taking to address this question. Thank you




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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 21 problem - the gun is "doubling"
PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:16 pm 
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Possibly wear, but far more likely to be dirt/gunk buildup inside the action. If you/he do not have the proper tools and/or do not know what you are doing take it to a qualified professional.

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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 21 problem - the gun is "doubling"
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:59 am 
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The distance between the trigger plate and top latch is important on a model 21, it’s controlled by a screw. It’s not unusual for gap to get out of wack. Its common to make a tube spacer to control this gap.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 21 problem - the gun is "doubling"
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:37 am 
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Has your friend asked a few others to shoot his gun, just to eliminate as many possible causes as possible?


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 21 problem - the gun is "doubling"
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:30 pm 
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Bama,

I have a 21 , not doubling, curious as to more info on this trigger plate and top latch relationship?


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 21 problem - the gun is "doubling"
PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:20 pm 
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Many thanks to all of you for this helpful information. I appreciate your efforts. It's looks like the shotgun will be taking a trip to a gunsmith knowledgeable on Winchester 21's.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 21 problem - the gun is "doubling"
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:55 am 
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Good move. Too good a gun to risk a screw up.

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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 21 problem - the gun is "doubling"
PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:14 pm 
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Leave it to a professional gunsmith.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester 21 problem - the gun is "doubling"
PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:03 am 
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CSMC can fix it. They make model 21s




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