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 Post subject: Winchester Model 42 Bolt Question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 9:45 pm 
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Greetings,
Rarely do I disassemble the S/R FULL 42 I've had now for a year or two, but when I do, more often then not, the bolt will slide backwards into the receiver. The remedy for that is rapping the face of the receiver on the padded carpet in my office to bring the bolt forward. If it is a bolt issue, which part of the bolt needs attention?



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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 42 Bolt Question
PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:54 pm 
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Have you had the side plate off ? If so check the correct installation of number 8 spring on this schematic https://www.midwestgunworks.com/winches ... parts.html

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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 42 Bolt Question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:46 am 
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Mike, What Bobcat said. Here's a detailed video on 42 disassembly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQDnG5FNfXI Helped me develop the courage to dive in.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 42 Bolt Question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:32 pm 
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The last time I took a sideplate off of a 42 I buggered the screw and scratched the bluing around the hole. Recently I bought a bit set from Brownell's and it's careful use should probably decrease the chances of a similar goof. I'll make an exploratory attempt this weekend and hope that I don't make a bearable situation worse. Many thanks to both of you for the help.

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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 42 Bolt Question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:56 pm 
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"....don't make a bearable situation worse" Is this one of those discretion is the better part of valor times? Good luck!


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 42 Bolt Question
PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:37 pm 
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Either I'll learn by doing or learn to never attempt it again.............!

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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 42 Bolt Question
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:50 am 
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Don't feel bad, Mike. I did the same to a prewar skeet. That's how most of us end up with proper driver sets.


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 Post subject: Re: Winchester Model 42 Bolt Question
PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:01 am 
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I have watched videos of Jack Rowe, the famous English gunsmith removing stubborn screws. First of all he made all of his screwdrivers to fit. Second, he secured the gun in a vise with lead covered jaws and then he applied a hell of a lot of downward pressure on the screw before he turned it out.



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