Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Winchester Model 12 Barrel Replacement

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by russ45, Aug 30, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. russ45

    russ45 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    102
    Does anyone have a step-by-step procedure for this before I loosen the barrel band and start unscrewing the barrel? I understand you do not want to remove the chamber ring. I should take the magazine apart and clean that too. Any instruction will be appreciated.
     
  2. Red Cent

    Red Cent Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    2,395
    Location:
    McLeansville, NC by way of WV SASS 29170L
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    Best advice on taking it apart is, don't.

    Any normal cleaning you need to do can be accomplished without taking the barrel assembly apart in little bitty pieces.

    Just get some Gun-Scrubber, a toothbrush, wood picks, and an air compressor to blow it out when you get done loosening up the crud.

    Then re-oil and blow it out again.

    rc
     
  4. russ45

    russ45 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    102
    Thanks for the replies and the exploded view. What I want to do is replace the barrel; you know, remove the existing barrel and install a different barrel. I was hoping to find someone who has done this.
     
  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    You really can't just change a barrel on a Model 12 with one from another gun.

    The headspace ring is reamed to match the chamber of the barrel after the barrel is fitted to the receiver.
    Very unlikely any two barrels chambers & threads are going to line up right without reaming the new headspace ring to match the new barrel on a different receiver.

    rc
     
  6. russ45

    russ45 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    102
    Thanks rcmodel. I kind of thought there was something different about that. Think I'll pick a different project.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page