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SX-1 spring kits ?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by GordonWood421, Feb 17, 2008.

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  1. GordonWood421

    GordonWood421 TS Member

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    Sportshot , Brownell's use to sell Wright's tune-up kit that included springs , a SS mag-tube , a(maybe 2) buffer and some other "stuff" . I glanced through my Cat.No.59 but didn't locate the listing . I bought one of the kits a few years back after checking the best "per item" price I had v. the kit's price - - - but I do get favorable pricing .

    Charlie
     
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    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Send the receiver to Stu Wright. He will go over it and it will operate like a new gun. Ed
     
  3. Baron23

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    I like Wrights in general, I have had dealings with them and found them to be responsive and honest.

    However, they are to me a production gunsmithing operation and I would send my SX-1 to Ernest Marlette for a truly well tuned upgrade with plenty of personal attention. Ernest is my go-to guy for SX-1s since Bob Baumgart passed away.

    Ernest is also extemely well known as a K80 specialist and in particular a trigger tuning guys superior to the factory service. Ernest is honest to a fault and a perfectionist...just what I want in a gunsmith.

    Full Name: Ernest Marlette
    Job Title: Super X-1 gunsmith
    Company: Marlette, Inc.

    Business Address: 1410 Irving Street
    Winston-Salem, NC 27103

    Home: (336) 761-0433
    Mobile: (336) 456-1818

    E-mail: marlettebuilders@hotmail.com
     
  4. chuckles

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    Sportshot, thank you for your kind words…

    There are a total of 15 springs in your SX1...

    IMO 4 are critical to proper function and could cause problems if worn or lose proper spring action due to many thousands of shots fired.

    They are the:

    Gas System Piston Rod Spring…

    The Firing Pin Spring…

    The Hammer Spring...

    The Return Spring…

    All can be addressed by the average mechanically inclined shooter guy.

    I recommend Nu-Line Guns Inc for misc SX1 parts.

    The “SX1 Takedown & Assembly Instructions for the Super X Model 1” that I have for sale on GunBroker.com for $25.00 which includes shipping is the only actual Winchester SX1 Maintenance manual ever produced and it is very thorough and detailed regards maintenance and repair, it is a must have for serious SX1 shooters & collectors.

    Thanks again for your kind words and remember the Winchester Super X Model 1 is easily the very best Semi Auto shotgun ever manufactured, so take care of it…

    Visit my Auctions and Buy Now’s on GunBroker.com

    Regards
     
  5. superxjeff

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    I have got to dig those things up and get them scanned so everybody can have them. I will try and get it done in the next two weeks guys. As far as springs go get them from Wrights. Not only are they cheaper but you can get a good bolt buffer from Wrights as well as an all steel folllower. This is a fix that most anybody can do themmselves. Jeff
     
  6. chuckles

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    Sportshot, I would expect between freight and FFL charges you would be at $100 each before you start any service work...

    why would you send them out anyway, they're not Space Shuttles they're shotguns, most any 16 year old kid could check them out, you are making a Mountain out of a Molehill in my opinion...

    Steve Fischer is a recognized Super X Model 1 expert Guru SX1 gunsmith, Competitive shooter and Writer, he has written many an article including the famous SX1 history "Myth or Magic" they don't come any more knowledgeable other than Boomer Bob Baumgart and he sadly passed away last year...well of course there is SuperXJeff who probably owns more SX1's and parts than any other man alive, he is a legend on the West coast...

    hope the info and insight helps, here is a picture of my shooter SX1 that has been tricked out and upgraded..

    Regards
     
  7. chuckles

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    Upgrades are SS Gas System, Chrome Mag tube, Tuned Trigger, Backbored barrel, ...

    regards
     
  8. chuckles

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    Sportshot, one of the beautiful things designed into the Super X Model 1 was the simplicity of take down or disassembly,...

    Remove one pin and the trigger assembly lifts out...

    pull the cocking handle and the bolt/link can be lifted out...

    Unscrew the end cap and remove the forend, remove the barrel... remove the gas system...

    2 screws in the butt pad, one nut holds the stock on, remove that exposing the return spring tube...

    Its that easy...all you need is a screw driver.

    If you need to get more involved than that then you should invest $25 bucks in the Manual...

    regards
     
  9. Setterman

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    On my trap model, I replaced items #72 thru #75 in stainless and put a magnum spring in. It reduced recoil substantially, and the gun still functions with 1 oz loads. I've heard that not all guns will cycle 1oz loads however once this is done (magnum spring). I'd like to do my Dove/ Sporting gun too, but want it to cycle 1oz loads. Anyone else have experience with this?
     
  10. superxjeff

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    Jeff - do you own an SX Pigeon? The answer is no I do not own one. I used to own a Super Pigeon that i sold to a fellow new and unfired with a factory letter from Winchester Custom shop. It was very pretty but too much value to just let it sit for me. I remember the first time I put a magnum spring in my trap gun. It took two men and a boy to pull back the bolt handle and the emptys fell at my feet! It put so much pressure on the release that I couldn't close it with the button. I had to ease the bolt back and then let it fly. Talk about a bolt closing!! WHAM!!! That sucker would take your finger right off if you stuck it in the action by accident. My impression is that it has to releave a bunch of pressure on the bolt buffer and the whole gun in general as a whole bunch of energy is eaten pushing that spring back. Jeff
     
  11. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I have a field grade SX-1 with a 28" mod vent-rib in 95% condition I would be willing to part with for the right offer...email if interested in this fine classic...take the x's off
     
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