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Win Mdl 12 questions..

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dolphin77, Sep 8, 2010.

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  1. dolphin77

    dolphin77 Member

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    Hello...couple of M 12 questions....What is a 3 pin rib? What time period? I know what a 2 pin is, but not a 3 pin. How can you remove the forend wood from the metal it is mounted on? Some come off easily, some don't move at all....any tricks? Thanks WC
     
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  3. winchesterm12

    winchesterm12 TS Member

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    3 pin rib was manufactured from late 59-64 I've seen a few 1,8xx,xxx ser number guns with 3 pin ribs but most have 1,9xx,xxx serial numbers it is similar in apperance to a 2 pin rib. The duckbill on the receiver of a 3 pin gun is smooth intead of machined like a 2 pin duck bill and the rib dovetails are soldered to the barrel instead of milled like a 2 pin. Then the rib itself is slid onto the dovetails already soldered to the barrel and 3 pins hold the rib to the barrel. To remove a stuck forend from the iron slide a mid sized screw driver inside the iron, theres a small steel rib inside to put the screw driver against and tap litely with a mallet, most will pop rite loose
     
  4. dolphin77

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    Thanks very much for the info...I did find out that warming the wood and the metal tube inside with a hair dryer works good to loosen the wood...Thanks WC
     
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