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My 1920 Win model 12 out of the safe gave me a hard time getting the take down to work without huge hand force turning the magazine.

The same take down system is used in the 1897 design, and I have used that hundreds of times over the last 60 years with easy hand force.


I looked and looked for what was causing the problem.

The takedown pin is interference rubbing on the barrel.

It seems like maybe my take down pin was installed backwards.

So I looked around for instructions on how to get the pin out.
https://www.shotgunworld.com/thread...embly-reassembly-pictorial-guide.394536/

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I poked the pin detent spring with a screwdriver, removed the pin, flipped it end for end, and re inserted.

Now the takedown process works smoothly.

That must be why the guy sold it to me so cheap [ $160 ] in 2014-02-02.
 

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Good find! Thanks for posting that. (y)
 
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