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Winchester 101 Experts Wanted!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by pumpernck, Apr 3, 2013.

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  1. pumpernck

    pumpernck Member

    Jun 24, 2011
    I have a Winchester 101 Pigeon Grade 12 Gauge Skeet and was interested in some sub gauge barrels a gent had for sale. They came from a set and I was pretty sure that these sub barrels were made for a smaller receiver than the 12ga. I have. Can anyone of you experts in these guns either confirm or deny this? I would like to buy the barrels, but don't want him to ship them to me only to discover that they will not fit my receiver. Thanks a bunch, in advance for your help! Regards, Pete
  2. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    It the barrels are from a smaller frame receiver, they will not work on your 12ga frame.

    If the barrels are from a 4-barrel set...maybe 50/50 chance. The 50% chance they do fit, they will highly likely need to have a final fitting to work properly.
  3. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

    Jan 29, 1998
    Afton, Virginia
    GunDr has it right.
  4. pigeon101

    pigeon101 Active Member

    Jun 5, 2007
    pittsburgh pa
    They should work on your pigeon frame if the barrels are from a 12gauge frame.
    Most of the 12 gauge frame
    dimensions From Japan are close. Barrels will need to be fitted
    To your locking block. Also forearm irons will need to
    Be fitted. The locking hook on the barrels may be
    In a little differant spot than your pigeon barrels. Barrel
    Thickness maybe a little wider/thinner also. All things
    To consider . The barrels you are looking at are from what
    Model 101? Are they a standard 101? Are they from another
    Pigeon grade? Barrel thickness, forearm irons, locking hooks will all
    Differ from years of production.
    Those will all need to be fitted . I would suggest having briley make
    Subgauge inserts for your pigeon barrels that you have.

    Jason in PA
  5. oganza

    oganza TS Member

    Jan 25, 2006
    Have him drop in some snap cap and measure the center to center distance. If it is the same as the spacing on your firing pins, then the barrels can be fitted to your receiver.
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