Winchester Model 94 Trapper - need help!


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one45auto
July 19, 2006, 02:26 PM
I disassembled my rifle several weeks ago in order to install a large loop lever I'd purchased. Everything went well until I attempted to reassemble, that's when I discovered that somehow I must've boogered up the hole threads for the carrier screw because it wouldn't tighten. I tried and tried without success.

The problem could easily be fixed by using a tap and die, but I don't have one of the appropriate diameter. I contacted several gunsmiths, but all wanted $75 and said they were backlogged for almost two months. I called the factory yesterday to ask for the specs so I could buy a tap and die, but believe it or not the representative at the service department said they didn't have that information. ***?!? Since when does a manufacturer not know the specs of thier own products?

Anyone here know, or have any suggestions as to how I might find out?

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Eat Beef
July 19, 2006, 03:46 PM
Take the screw to a REAL hardware store, IE one with customer service, and find a nut that will fit. Then you'll know the size and thread count. Then buy a tap.

hoghunting
July 19, 2006, 05:28 PM
Call - don't e-mail - Brownells (800-741-0015) and get Tech support. Those are some of the smartest people in the business. They will most probably know the answer or know where to find the answer. Brownells also sells the taps - most gun screw sizes are not available at hardware stores.

MisterPX
July 19, 2006, 07:08 PM
Interesting, when I did the large loop conversion on my Trapper, all I did was drive out the lever crosspin, pop the old lever out, and wiggle the large loop in, then reinstall the pin.

Gordon
July 19, 2006, 08:30 PM
My 94 Trapper won't feed it's 30-30 shells since I installed the large loop lever. I haven't got around to fixing it, nothing is obviously wrong.:uhoh:

MisterPX
July 20, 2006, 07:08 PM
Is the bolt fully stroking?

Gordon
July 21, 2006, 01:07 AM
NO!Goes almost up and nose dives a shell.

mnrivrat
July 21, 2006, 03:21 AM
because it wouldn't tighten

If it won't tighten, then it would seem that the threads are stripped either out of the receiver or the screw. If the screw, then replace, if the receiver ,your problem goes behond chasing threads with a tap.

If the screw will not turn into the threads in the receiver that is a different story - then a new screw, or chasing the threads in the receiver is called for.

PS: Regular Hardware store will not have the correct taps or dies for gun screws

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