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Winchester Model 21 Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by esetter, Jul 18, 2011.

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  1. esetter

    esetter Active Member

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    I have heard from a number of people that when a 21 gets a little off face you can rotate the hinge pin 1/4 turn and it will put it back on face. Have any of you done this and what is the process? Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    Good luck getting the real information. I'll be waiting.
     
  3. g7777777

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    I can see how it is possible but why mess with that?

    Get it fixed the right way

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
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    That is the way a gunsmith fixes them I've been told. 1/4 turn of the hinge pin and tightens everything up. After the 4th time you get a new hinge pin. That is why they say you can't wear out a 21.
     
  5. goatskin

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    I've not done it with a M21, but I have on a Lang and a Westley, and it works, kinda-sorta, but by the point the pin is worn a few thousandths, the inside of the hook is also worn, and it will go off-face sooner, as opposed to later.


    Bob
     
  6. g7777777

    g7777777 Active Member

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    The 1/4 turn would only work once- not 4 times

    After the first 1/4 turn there would be wear on one side of each opposing surface

    Again though- why? you would have to disclose that if you sell it-

    Of course if you do it once with a low volumne of shells it might never need it again

    Regards from Iowa

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    Still waiting for the real information. Pictures of the procedure would be interesting.
     
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