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Winchester Model 100 disassembly

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Rebel Gunman HK, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. I started taking apart the Winchester 100 .308 rifle and didn't get too far. Now the bolt seems to be jamed and the trigger guard/mag well assembly isnt fitting flush. How do I get this rifle apart? I searched the internet but did not find anything. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Well-Known Member

  3. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Well-Known Member

    Take the screw out of the front of the forarm and the one at the rear of the trigger guard. Pull the bolt back and wiggle the action around as you try to pull it free from the stock. The key is that the bolt must be back to get the stock and action to seperate.
  4. Pumpkin,

    Ok, didn't mess with the screw on the forearm. Just the one behind the trigger guard. Now the bolt is somehow jammed. Suggestions? Ive pulled and jiggled and smacked.... any suggestions?
  5. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Well-Known Member

    Did you take the front screw out?
  6. de50ae

    de50ae Member


    I'm a german hunter and tried to disassemlbe my Winchester 100 to install the new firing pin Winchester sent me.

    Now I have the same problem as Gunman HK.

    I took out both screws, then I pulled back the bolt half way, so I tried to seperate the triggergroup from the receiver by pulling it away from the gun. It came out a few millimeters and now nothing goes.

    The bolt ist closed and can't be pulled back and the triggergrounp can't be pushed into system again.

    For me it looks like the triggergroup has to be pulled out of the stock a bit and then pulled back because at the magazine catch both parts receiver and triggergroup are linked together by a groove.

    Is that right?

    Can somebody help me please.
  7. de50ae

    de50ae Member

    Nobody out there who can help me ?
  8. blfuller

    blfuller Well-Known Member

    You need to pull the bolt all the way back, not half way. It sort of comes out of the stock like the M1 carbine.
  9. de50ae

    de50ae Member

    How should this work?

    I have a carbine and I know how to disassemble it. The Carbine has an open receiver the Win 100 hasn't.

    By the way, at the moment I can't pull back the bolt anymore. More force?
  10. blfuller

    blfuller Well-Known Member

    Try pushing the barreled action back into the stock while working the bolt. Once you get it back in, pull the bolt ALL THE WAY BACK and hold it, then lift the barrel out pivoting on the recoil plate. It is a pain to remove just keep the bolt to the rear.
  11. de50ae

    de50ae Member

    OK I'll try on friday.

    I'll let you know if it worked.

    Hopefully it will.
  12. berettashotgun

    berettashotgun Well-Known Member

    Ya'll Are Scarring Me!

    I've never even shot my best alltime gunshow purchase, but bought brass & dies. Moved and never set up the reloading room yet- women don't let men actually "claim" any worthwhile space; you gotta' fight for it. The 284 will get a complete once over, but I'm getting nervous after taking the recoil spring out of the win 1907 and fighting it for several hours. Did I mention the model 100 in 284 was my best ever gunshow purchase :)
  13. de50ae

    de50ae Member


    I got the triggergroup back into the rifle. Then I tried to lift up the receiver out of the while I held back the bolt. But it didn't work. Now I stopped because I have pain in fingers right now.

    I removed all 3 screws which hold the system in the stock. The one behind the trigger, the one under the barrel and the long one behind the buttplate. This right is right?

    A few questions just to understand how it works:
    Will the whole system come out of stock in one piece?
    Or will the triggergroup be seperated from the receiver? If yes how will these two parts be seperated?

    Damn this rifle is hard to disassemble or am I just to stupid? I have a few handguns and rifles but I never had such a trouble to disassemble one of these.
  14. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Well-Known Member

    It should all come out of the stock in one unit. It is imperative that you hold the bolt back to get the action out of the stock.

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