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Winchester Model 22 SxS Shotgun

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Winchester-nix, Oct 29, 2012.

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  1. Winchester-nix

    Winchester-nix TS Member

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    I have a delightful Winchester Model 22 SxS Shotgun which was made in Spain for the European Market in 1975-1976. It has a pistol grip stock (although I have seen an English stock) and two triggers.

    I shoot it regularly but I now have a problem I need help with. The firing pins have had their points broken off by the repeated opening and closing of the gun, to the extent that the right barrel does not fire 4 out of 5 times, but the left barrel is still firing OK.
    Our local gunsmiths (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) are not familiar with the model, and I have tried the original factory, Winchester USA and some prominent gun dealers in the USA for at least a Schematic of the action to give the local gunsmith.

    The firing pins are held in by buttons and I am having a tool made to unscrew them to take the pins out. There has to be a reason why this has occurred, and I want to look before handing the gun over for repair.

    Ideally I would like a manual and Winchester made firing pins.

    Some photos are attached.

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    Please advise if you have any information to help.

    Sincerely
     
  2. highway

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    Sir:

    You might try talking to some of the gentlemen on the "Spanish Gun Forum" which is a sub-forum of Shotgun World Forums.

    Roger
     
  3. boomer

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    These guns were made by Laurona in Spain. I believe they are still in business.
     
  4. Winchester-nix

    Winchester-nix TS Member

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    Thank you all for replying

    I have tried Winchester, Western Gun Parts, Laurona, and even some gun shops in England all without success. They are nothing like the Models 21, 23 or 24.
    I will have photos posted so you can see the problem. We made a tool to undo the firing pin buttons using 2 mm drill bits but they snapped - we will try again with less brittle steel - at least I have the pitch circle right.

    I will try the "Spanish Gun Forum".

    Regards
     
  5. bobski

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    looks like your firing pins are not retracting. check a fired shell. is there a scratch from center of dead primer to the edge of the brass?
    or, the firing pin holes got too big which allowed your pins to travel too far forward.
     
  6. Winchester-nix

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    I tried the Spansish Gun Forum, and found four posts all about firing pin problems, but no help. I am getting a tool made to remove the firing pin buttons. The first attempt was slightly out and we snapped the prongs as we used drill bit shanks.
    I will now post on the Spanish Guns and see what happens - waiting for registration.
     
  7. Winchester-nix

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    For Bobski, Thanks. I think you are right, and that is why I want the schematic, or better still be able to get parts before I give it to my gunsmith, who has not seen this model before.

    I got a reply from an english gunsmith, and will now try spanish ones. I am happy to pay - I just want to get it right.
     
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