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Winchester M50 questions

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by almost unemployed, Apr 8, 2008.

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  1. almost unemployed

    almost unemployed TS Member

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    How much maintenance does a M50 require? I hear that they go "out of time"? What's that mean and is it really a problem? What should I inspect on a used gun? Better to forget the whole idea & go with an 1100?
     
  2. Ruck

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    Not much maintenance at all other than cleaning as with any auto, and that's a pretty simple job on a 50 or 59. Timing is important because if it's grossly out of time you can crack the receiver. Timing is also simply accomplished and can be adjusted so that the empties drop almost at your feet. Timing is done by adjusting the tension on the action spring in the stock and only requires removal of the pad or buttplate. Now go buy a nice 1100 and leave the 50's for ME!!!! LOL!!!

    Ken Rucker
     
  3. Texas Ton

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    Ken just thinks he's going to get them all ;^)

    Once you get the timing set (bolts rearward movement) it will stay that way a long long time. The only real pressing issue after that is slipping the barrel off and making sure the floating chamber is lubed, gas chamber in barrel is also protected from corrosion.

    Service on a 50 or 59 would be minimal if a guy got these areas nitexed.
     
  4. Ruck

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    LOL!!! Hey, Steve, just because I "let" you buy that sweet Super X, don't think it's gonna be a habit!! And, Mike, I'm seriously considering your offer.....but I shoot the plain barrel FW you sent me very well as is....we don't need no stinking ribs!!!! Haven't shot the Comp yet....need to find some Cutts chokes. And, Mr. Monroe, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time and snagged a primo 59 for pocket change last week.

    Ken Rucker
     
  5. Texas Ton

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    nanny nanny boo boo! ;^)
     
  6. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Speakin of premo 59s, I picked up one at a gunshow here in Tucson thats like new!! Its in better condition than any I've ever seen, used!

    Ken, you get my email concerning mod.50 stock questions? Hap
     
  7. Ruck

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    LOL!!! Hey, Hap, sorry, been real busy, must have missed it. I'll go back and check.

    Ken
     
  8. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    My Model 50 has a Full Choke 30" vent rib barrel and an extra plain barrel that is cut off for Skeet. I can't get the steel base cheapie shells to cycle where my brass base reloads cycle just fine. It doesn't matter cuz I only shoot Skeet once a year and only when no-one is watching.
     
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