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M94 Bolt?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by MMCSRET, Jan 2, 2013.

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  1. MMCSRET

    MMCSRET Member

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    Winchester 94, 30-30, 1973 vintage. Just your average beater, pick up, saddle scabbard gun. Used on a ranch it's entire life, mostly coyotes, badgers, a few mule deer and a couple elk. I came into it for a very good price and it works very well, accurate as expected, functions with cast and jacketed in all different head stamps.
    Problem:
    The firing pin hole in the bolt face is worn oblong down. Firing pin strikes low on the primer.
    I have been around a few of these guns over the last 60 years and I have never seen this before.
    Question:
    Can the bolt be bored and bushed to bring everything back to center?
     
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    I now find out that there are two different bolts. The difference in the Post '64 bolts is the length of the ejector.
    Question:
    Changing the bolt changes the head space, correct?
     
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    On a post-64 94?
    I seriously doubt it.

    I don't think there was much hand fitting going on at Winchester then.

    Anyway, with the wide variation in rim thickness in 30-30 ammo from different manufactures, it would be hard to find one with the "correct" headspace in the first place.

    I was like you on the firing pin hole wearing out.
    I've never heard of it on a Winchester lever-action of any age.

    I just can't imagine that happening.
    I got to say it was probably made that way.

    rc
     
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    I guess I'll take it apart and look, haven't had one apart in over 20 years; renewed adventures, I guess.
     
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    FYI, I ordered from classic firearms and parts this week and was very happy with the service.
     
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