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Old 05-25-2020, 05:35 PM
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I bought this Winchester model 77 from a local forum member who thought it was just a wall hanger.....after refinishing it, I added a vintage sling and a scope.

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Old 05-26-2020, 10:51 AM
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Nice job! I love it when old guns are rescued instead of parted-out.

Thanks for the pictures.

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Old 05-26-2020, 11:04 AM
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I just scrolled through all the blogposts, and it looks like you did a great job on the restoration. I must agree that whoever drilled and tapped those holes must have been smoking one of those left-handed cigarettes. Somehow I missed the rebluing aspect. Did you do it yourself or have it done? It's a very nice job at any rate.
The Model 77 is very underrated in my opinion. I have one of each version, and both are quite accurate. The "clip" version does seem to require factory mags or they just won't function properly.
Let us know how yours shoots.
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Old 05-27-2020, 03:33 PM
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I've found that a little filling to shape the repo mags to match original works wonders.
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Old 05-27-2020, 04:26 PM
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I've found that a little filling to shape the repo mags to match original works wonders.
Is there any way you can describe exactly where you file? Or better yet post some photos. I tried many times to get my aftermarket mag to function properly but finally gave up and found a factory job that has never failed me.
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Old 05-27-2020, 06:44 PM
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I bought this Winchester model 77 from a local forum member who thought it was just a wall hanger.....after refinishing it, I added a vintage sling and a scope.

Nice job and nice to see someone appreciates this old Model 77. I own one that my father gave me 60 yrs ago. And the scope I have on it is the one I put on it when I was a young teen. It still shoots really well, though I have no idea how many rounds have been fired through it (not all that many relatively). Looking at my bore with a bore scope, it's a little rough an the muzzle end of it is worn from the way I used to clean it (didn't know any better then). Last year I refinished the stock myself and it turned out pretty well, I feel.

Lots of great memories when you still have a gun you grew up with.


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Old 05-27-2020, 07:09 PM
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Is there any way you can describe exactly where you file? Or better yet post some photos. I tried many times to get my aftermarket mag to function properly but finally gave up and found a factory job that has never failed me.
Back in the early 90's I bought a couple after market mags (don't remember the name of the company, but seems it started with a "K"). But somehow I lost them in a move and I only have the factory ones that work just fine. To get those aftermarket ones to work properly, I did have to do a little filing and if I remember correctly, it was the corner that I had to work on to get it to feed properly. And I think that was because that flange on each side holding the cartridge was a bit longer. In any case, I hope this picture of the factory mags helps in comparing to what you have.

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Well done...
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Old 05-27-2020, 07:24 PM
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Thanks, Straightshooter. I may try a little filing on my aftermarket one.
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Old 05-28-2020, 11:17 PM
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looks great , congrats
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