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Forum: Winchester 09-17-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Carla
You appear to have what is called an 'obturation...

You appear to have what is called an 'obturation failure', that is, a failure of the cartridge case to safely contain the hot burning powder gases when the cartridge is fired.

As designed, the...
Forum: Winchester 01-10-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,328
Posted By Carla
Bill is right, a rough or dirty chamber, or one...

Bill is right, a rough or dirty chamber, or one peened by dry firing, is the most likely basic problem. Also, look for a worn, broken, or sticky extractor. Sometimes an extractor will be 'stuck' and...
Forum: Winchester 11-20-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By Carla
Hello, Neil, I have to concur, you really...

Hello, Neil,

I have to concur, you really must have a good serviceable vise, with wooden 'protectors', to keep the barrel from being scarred by the vise jaws. ( I say 'wooden', but modern...
Forum: Winchester 11-20-2016, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 713
Posted By Carla
My own opinion would be that your 1906 should do...

My own opinion would be that your 1906 should do just fine with high velocity rounds of any of the good makes....Win., Rem., Fed., CCI....and most likely do just fine.....if not as...
Forum: Winchester 10-25-2016, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,134
Posted By Carla
One of my M90's, 1928 barrel date, w/Marbles tang...

One of my M90's, 1928 barrel date, w/Marbles tang peep, will do a 'one raggedy hole' 5-shot group, fairly consistently, at a 50ft. indoor range, from rest, and using cheap 'standard velocity' rounds...
Forum: Winchester 08-10-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By Carla
Here's another source, from the Winchester...

Here's another source, from the Winchester polishing room records held at the Buffalo Bill Museum facility.

http://www.nramuseum.com/media/914992/serialization.pdf

cheers

Carla
Forum: Winchester 08-10-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Carla
Also, after gluing up the cracked stock, consider...

Also, after gluing up the cracked stock, consider re-enforcing the repair with the old military armory method, called 'pinning'.

Get some small (6-32 or 8-32) brass machine screws of suitable...
Forum: Winchester 08-10-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By Carla
Hello, Diamond, I'd suggest that the first...

Hello, Diamond,

I'd suggest that the first thing to do would be to have the rifle apart, and clean/deburr all the parts carefully. Then, inspect, with a good glass and good light, every surface...
Forum: Winchester 08-08-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Carla
M90 re-barrel question

Hello, Winchester folk,

I've been asked to convert a M90 in WRF to LR, using an 06/62 carrier.

The owner would send the WRF barrel, the bore of which now looks like the proverbial moon-scape,...
Forum: Winchester 08-08-2016, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By Carla
I've never re-barreled a M63, but its reasonably...

I've never re-barreled a M63, but its reasonably certainly to be the same as other Winchester .22's.

After stripping down to barrel/receiver, make up hardwood (preferably hard rock maple) barrel...
Forum: Winchester 06-08-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,284
Posted By Carla
Its probable that the cutoff is worn, alright,...

Its probable that the cutoff is worn, alright, and you could spread it a few thou by peening.

(but if you choose that option, make up a correct shape, maybe 1/16" radius, peening punch to move...
Forum: Winchester 05-20-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By Carla
Nickel plating

Has anyone here had any experience with doing copper/nickel plating, or know of anyone who has done this work?

The reason I ask is that I have a couple of model 1890's here, which I'd like to...
Forum: Winchester 05-20-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By Carla
Congratulations, that rifle shows excellent work....

Congratulations, that rifle shows excellent work.

Its a bit of a 'pang' in a way, to reflect that any of my great-grandparents could have bought one like that, 'off-the-shelf' at the local ...
Forum: Winchester 05-15-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,315
Posted By Carla
I have a couple spares of those Numrich 90--06...

I have a couple spares of those Numrich 90--06 marked barrels here.

As has been mentioned, they are 'full octagon', not tapered as were the originals, so they are indeed heavier.

I'm thinking...
Forum: Winchester 04-01-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,333
Posted By Carla
In all fairness, who, in 1959 or thereabouts,...

In all fairness, who, in 1959 or thereabouts, could have even imagined a common 'available at the local hardware store' Winchester 22 as ever becoming 'collectible'?

Remember, those were the days...
Forum: Winchester 03-10-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By Carla
It may well be a lot more 'restorable' than you...

It may well be a lot more 'restorable' than you think, altho it may be more work than you, personally, would care to do to 'bring it back from the dead'.

I am 'plugging away' on restoring two of...
Forum: Winchester 52 01-04-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Carla
I have to add something to my own posting about...

I have to add something to my own posting about finding someone who really knows M52's to do the work on mine.

I just now checked for any replies, and realised that, with the explanation I gave, ...
Forum: Winchester 52 01-04-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Carla
Repair/rebuilding a pre-A lockwork

Hello, all,

I really need to find someone who could make a really good job of rebuilding my pre-A lockwork.

Yes, I've mended quite a few Winchesters, one time and another, but I just don't have...
Forum: Winchester 01-04-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 25,906
Posted By Carla
Per the 'polishing room serialisation record'...

Per the 'polishing room serialisation record' dates researched by Bert Hartman, your #809148 was built in 1928.

cheers

Carla
Forum: Winchester 12-01-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By Carla
That looks to me like the standard Lyman 'tang...

That looks to me like the standard Lyman 'tang peep' for the M61, a desirable addition to the rifle

(the aperture is close to the user's eye, which is desirable, tho different users will prefer...
Forum: Winchester 11-25-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Carla
Hello again, all. The person who started...

Hello again, all.

The person who started this thread e-mailed me about the 06 stock I have, offering to purchase it.

I think it still has the original finish, and should be 'serviceable' as is,...
Forum: Winchester 11-23-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Carla
Just as a bit of trivia..........and a comment on...

Just as a bit of trivia..........and a comment on what a shame it is that the receiver/barrel assembly for that one is lost.

By the serial number, that one is 'first year of production'.....1906,...
Forum: Winchester 11-22-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 612
Posted By Carla
I have an original Winchester 06 stock here,...

I have an original Winchester 06 stock here, which appears to be 'gumwood', not real walnut.

It appears to be in 'serviceable' condition, not cracked or badly battered, but is missing the...
Forum: Winchester 11-22-2013, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,764
Posted By Carla
Model 1890 barrel query

Hello, rimfire folk,

I'm finally 'getting around to' thinking about doing something with a 1910 vintage model 1890, which I've had sitting around here for some years, as a 'wall-hanger'...
Forum: Winchester 09-24-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 24,237
Posted By Carla
Hi, Michael, Just to be certain, I got...

Hi, Michael,

Just to be certain, I got #24967 out and checked.

It does have the tapped holes for a tang sight.

I would hazard a guess that the rifle was fitted with the Redfield target type...
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