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Old 10-31-2019, 07:14 PM
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Talking 60A Trigger



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Thanks for the tip Jay, I did a complete disassembly today and found that out about the trigger. The parts are now soaking in a cleaner/degreaser. I'll work on redoing the stock and then rebluing the barrel and receiver. Still trying to find the procedure for posting photos.
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:39 PM
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Thanks for the tip Jay, I did a complete disassembly today and found that out about the trigger. The parts are now soaking in a cleaner/degreaser. I'll work on redoing the stock and then rebluing the barrel and receiver. Still trying to find the procedure for posting photos.
Stay well
When you do get around to shooting it, you will be surprised how accurate they can be. Shooting cheap-o 37 gr HP's, they will all stay in the 10 ring at 50 yards benched. At least one of mine does. I have not shot the other two. Big Larry
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Old 11-17-2019, 01:58 PM
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I have a Model 60, not the A variant though. In addition to the rear leaf sight it has a Lyman 55R peep sight. I would rate the rifle to be in good condition, decent blueing, quite good bore, no rust pitting anywhere, not refinished or otherwise molested. Nice little plinker that I paid around $125 for.
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Old 11-20-2019, 02:32 PM
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60a target

I have a 60a target with Lyman peeps an hood plus it's a semi beavertail forend very rare this gun I have been trying to find out more info on the semi beavertail that they were found on some target models like the model 75 target still looking an by the way this gun weighs 9 pounds an factory was 5.5 puunds perfect shooter
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:06 AM
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The 60A Before and After

I have finished the 60A and will try to attach some before and after pictures. Charles van Riper was extremely helpful both in writing the manual for this rifle and in correspondence while undertaking the restoration. To start, I wanted to restore the rifle to a quality fine shooting rifle. This Winchester was made around 1932 and developed some character over those years with some dings on both the wood stock and the barrel. And, some of the barrel has some pitting; so my objective was to sand out most of the larger dings in the stock and also the barrel. I didn't want to completely eliminate all the imperfections (it would reduce the wood and metal considerably), I wanted to leave some character. There wasn't much I could do with the bolt assembly unless I wanted to replate it, which I didn't. So hopefully some will agree with what I have done. I'm satisfied! Now to learn how to transmit photos on this list.
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Old 12-02-2019, 11:52 AM
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Before Photos of the 60A

Here are some of the before photos of the Winchester 60A.Barrel.jpg

Bolt Assembly.jpg

Left Cheekpiece.jpg

Right Cheekpiece and Trigger.jpg

Right Cheekpiece.jpg
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Old 12-02-2019, 12:01 PM
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60A After Restoration

Here are some pics of the Winchester 60A after the restoration. The barrel is a nice shade of deep blue.Stock Right Side.jpg

Left Stock.jpg

Left Stock and Trigger Assembly.jpg

Stock Forend Right Side.jpg

Barrel and Bolt Assembly.jpg

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Old 12-02-2019, 02:15 PM
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Looking good...(a favorite line of mine from the movie[B]Trading Places[B]). What bluing product did you use? Thank you
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Old 12-02-2019, 04:27 PM
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Cold Blue a Barrel

I used a cold bluing process I found on YouTube. It starts with a thorough degreasing of the metal then applying Mark Lee Express Brown#2 to a hot barrel; finishing it off with Brownell's Oxpho Blue to a hot barrel. I probably had one coat of Express Brown for the base and 4-5 coats of Oxpho Blue for the cover coatings.
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Old 12-02-2019, 06:45 PM
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Very nice .
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Old 12-02-2019, 10:28 PM
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Winchester 60A

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Old 12-03-2019, 01:59 PM
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An appealing effort on an old Model 60A.

An interesting bluing process too. Worth considering.
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