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Winchester 1906 disassembly?

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Feanaro, Oct 21, 2007.

  1. Feanaro

    Feanaro Well-Known Member

    I've inherited a pump-action Winchester 1906 rifle chambered in .22LR(plus Long and Short). It's a handy little rifle. I've been able to find the date of manufacture but nothing on disassembly. I'd like to give the insides a good cleaning but I don't want to go opening up 79 year old technology without something to go on.
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Congratulations on your inheritance.
    That is one great old classic rifle.
    And sorry for your loss.

    Un-screw the big thumb screw on the left side and pull the rifle apart. Don't worry, nothing will fall out or get lost. That is the normal take-down feature in action!

    Further disassembly is not needed for normal cleaning, but if you also take the stock off, you can get inside the rear of the trigger group.

    That big long screw at the rear of the top tang that you see the end of on the bottom tang holds the stock on.
    Take it out and slide the stock straight back and off.

    Do not mess with the smaller screws on the bottom tang.
    Thats springs and things!

    If you want to take the bolt completely out, unscrew the side-plate screw at the front-left of the receiver.
    Slide the plate foreword out of the dove-tail. Now you can slightly spring the op rod off of the bolt and with a little wiggling, remove the bolt from the rear.

  3. Feanaro

    Feanaro Well-Known Member

    I suppose "inherited" is the wrong word, my grandfather isn't dead yet. But he is declining mentally and, after a previous experience with my great-grandfather, it was decided that I should hold onto his firearms. Thank you for the sentiment though.

    Thanks for the instructions, worked like a charm. I figured it was something like that but searching under the couch for some little spring is not on my list of fun things to do. I'll have to take this little baby for a spin sometime soon. If nothing else, it's incredibly handy.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2007

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