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Pittsburgh Gunsmith Winchester Lever Gun?
#1
Does anyone know of a gunsmith on the east side of Pgh?

Winchester 1894 (1974 mfg/pre-safety) seems to function in all ways except the for the lack of a "bang" when the hammer falls. Rounds extract from the tube and load into the camber just fine. Press the trigger... "click". Nothing.
Rounds extract when lever is worked.

Primers appear untouched. Of 5 rounds attempted, 2 MAY have had a very light scratch on the primer - not 100% sure.

I'm kinda thinking I'd like for it to go "bang" when I press the trigger.


Any suggestions for things to check before calling someone appreciated as well.
THANKS!
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#2
Sounds like it is all firing pin related.

Either a broken firing pin, or dirt in the firing pin hole. I would first make sure that the hole is not jammed with crud ....

Can you push the firing pin enough to make it protrude from the bolt ??

It could also possibly be the hammer spring is worn or broken.

The only real way to tell is to take it apart and check it out...

You tube has a number of helpful videos that may help you.........
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#3
schr8er2000;99221 Wrote:Sounds like it is all firing pin related.

Either a broken firing pin, or dirt in the firing pin hole. I would first make sure that the hole is not jammed with crud ....

Can you put the firing pin enough to make it protrude from the bolt ??

It could also possibly be the hammer spring is worn or broken.

The only real way to tell is to take it apart and check it out...

You tube has a number of helpful videos that may help you.........

Thanks.

I've never had one, but since they've been around, nearly unchanged for 300 years, I figure someone would have some idea of what is going on with it.
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#4
It could be old oil build up making the spring act like a shock absorber.
I had the same issue...I did a complete disassembly, clean everything and reassembled. Haven't had a problem since.
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#5
P89;99267 Wrote:It could be old oil build up making the spring act like a shock absorber.
I had the same issue...I did a complete disassembly, clean everything and reassembled. Haven't had a problem since.

Interesting.

Looks like I'll be learning to tear this apart pretty soon.
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#6
I haven't taken it apart yet, but yes, it is likely to be a broken firing pin.

I was able to get another Winchester to compare the two and aside from the fact that on the working gun, you can shake the rifle and get the firing pin to protrude, if I open the lever fully on both rifles and use my fingertip to press the rear of the firing pins forward, the one on the working rifle protrudes slightly, while the other does not - it can be seen just inside the hole where it stops moving forward and appears to be about the same distance "inside" as the other one protrudes on the outside.

I've watched one disassembly video. Maybe I should get some gunsmithing screwdrivers and punches before I begin. Looks like a lot of stuff needs to come out just to get to the bolt.

I need to order a few screws for another rifle, so this will be a good time to order everything. I'll see if I can't find everything I need at Numrich.


Thanks for the tips guys. Hopefully that's all it is.
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#7
Emptymag;99299 Wrote:I haven't taken it apart yet, but yes, it is likely to be a broken firing pin.

That sucks...it can never be simple.

I should have paid attention to the primers being untouched. On mine it would strike the primer but not hard enough to ignite it.
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#8
Has anyone ever ordered parts from Numrich?

Are they really willing/able to get you the correct part with a serial number and description?

I tried looking up parts on their website and it's enough to make your eyes begin to bleed.
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#9
I've had good results with numrich
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#10
God's Country;99625 Wrote:I've had good results with numrich



In the manner I've described? Without knowing part/item numbers in advance?
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