Winchester Model 100 Carbine


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sentinel89
October 8, 2008, 11:08 AM
Good morning all. I have recently acquired a Winchester Model 100 carbine in .308 caliber with two factory mags. It functions flawlessly, has a perfect bore, no rust, but is definitely not in collectable condition due to a refinished stock and loss of blueing. I picked this up solely as a hunting rifle.

I traded a Rem 1187 12ga for one in my teens which I killed my first whitetail with. I lost it and everything else I owned in a housefire back in December of '03 and after searching for that smoking deal, I have finally been able to replace it.

A few questions if you don't mind: 1) Is there anyone who would have a 1pc picatinny style steel scope mount for it? I've tried Midway, Brownells, Numrich, and most of the scope manufacturers and have come up blank. 2) The stock refinish is poor to say the least with brush marks evident in the new varnish. I'd like to remove the new varnish and just finish in linseed oil. Can you recommend a varnish remover that will enable me to wipe off the varnish without having to sand the stock? Again, the blueing is only about 80%, so I'm not worried about affecting collector value. 3) Does anybody know of anyone who makes a 1-1/4" sling swivel set so I can string up a standard military leather sling on this rifle - or anyone other than Uncle Mikes who makes a 1" military leather sling? 4) It currently has a Tasco scope which the previous owner seems to have used a chisel to tighten the mount and ring screws with. I'm looking to place US made optics on this and have pretty much settled on Burris - anyone have experience with their Short Mag or Fullfield II scopes? 5) Is Winchester or FN still honoring the firing pin recall and replacement and does anyone have details? Thanks for your time and have a great day. I greatly appreciate your knowledge and insight.

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glimmerman
October 8, 2008, 11:22 AM
NICE FIND !! Make sure it has the upgraded fireig pin in it !! They were recalled due a faulty fireing pin production that resulted in broken pins and full auto OOOOOOOPPPPPP's which in turn tears up the recievers realy bad. (ask me how I know) or the round to go off out of battery and causeing injury. I believe numerics or brownells has the pins available as I dont think u can get them from Winchester anymore as they are out of business. (It may be worth a call anyway??) This is or was the dedicated model 100 fireing pin recall # 1-800-852-5734. If it was replaced by a factory authorized repair shop it may be stamped inside the upper part of the reciever with an B or L or N or X depending on the repair center.

Mark whiz
October 8, 2008, 11:27 AM
I have a 1st year Model 100 and I can tell you there are precious few parts available anymore. A few years ago, one of the arms that the bolt rides in broke...............I talked to EVERYONE that ever dealt in parts for the thing and there are NO replacement parts for that. I got it Tig welded and it has been fine ever since.
Mine too had it's stock varnished and uglified. Apparently a different previous owner had left it in the Pick-up for years and one side of the stock had been sun-bleached damn near white, so the guy I bought it from put a real dark varnish on it. :barf: I noticed there was some really nice grain in the wood so I stripped it down and refinished it with Tung & Linseed Oil and it looks great now. Here is a link to a series of pictures I posted on that refinishing process, just page through the 2 sections about the stock refinishing:

http://community.webshots.com/user/markwhiz

I think I still have the exact process I used on my home computer, If you want to know more on how I did it, I'll gladly search for it.

wdstump
January 24, 2010, 08:09 AM
Hello All. New here and I also just picked up a M100 in .308. Gun looks great, clean and bluing is pristine. Checked it out and did not see a stamp on the inside of the receiver so I guess the firing pin is still the original. I called the number, it is Sunday so I knew they would not be open, but the number is still good and the recorded message stated this was the M100 Firing pin replacement Phone number so I will call them tomorrow. I bought it to give to my grandson, 15 years old, for a deer rifle. His Dad has a old 742 in .308 so figure it will work out well. That is, if I can find a left hand safety for it. I replaced the safety for his Dad, Also left handed, and he has killed a lot of deer with it. Anyway, just wanted to say thanks for the forum and the info I have found here.

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