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Thread: Winchester 1876 parts

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    Boolit Master
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    Winchester 1876 parts

    Does anyone know or can figure out the thread size on finger lever spring?

    I bought an original online (45-60) and was hoodwinked as to its true condition. I need to replace the lever springs. They are not available....I found and ordered one set, maybe the last set on Earth, and not sure of the condition on them so meanwhile I've been researching how to make my own. So, I will need to drill and trap them to take the screws.

    Thanks

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    Buckinghams Antique Winchester Gun Parts used to have a fair amount of original 1876 parts available - Just in case
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    Usually lots of parts on ebay.

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    Winchesterbob -- "don't have them in stock; won't be making those for AWHILE."

    Numrich -- Out
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    eBay -- Bing Bing Bing! Very expensive. Will they be any good? We'll see.

    Buckingham's Winchester parts --- bing bing bing! He thinks they may be repros. We'll see.

    Cimarrón -- I purchased a pair of Uberti springs to try out.

    I am going to make my own also. There will be no buggering of the rifle. I found that the screws for these springs... In case someone else wonders at some point...is 6-48. Local hardware store has the exact screws under "gun screws". I am using flat steel stock and just need a 6-48 tap. Of course Brownells carries them but is out of stock, so I found one at a random Amazon store. Potterfield and another YouTuber have videos on making springs. Take a look.

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    DR. ,, What year is your " NEW " purchase ,, may help to locate the right model top slide .

    coffee's ready ,, Hootmix .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hootmix View Post
    DR. ,, What year is your " NEW " purchase ,, may help to locate the right model top slide .

    coffee's ready ,, Hootmix .
    2nd model 1876 made 1881. Update: original springs from eBay work. The wear is in the same spot and will have a limited life. The part of the spring that cams over the lever is the weak point and I want to save these, so I used a Uberti spring. With a little filing it works fine. The other was either tapped wrong or something. Each Uberti spring has a different size hole. Ordering another and I have no doubt it will do the job. There was enough slop in the dust cover stop to cause the stop to ride over the extractor so the dust cover would not retract. I fixed this with a .004" shim between the dust cover and the stop. Now I need to figure a way to reduce the lateral and up/down slop in the dust cover when near closed. This slop is due too wear in the rail underside. twill be tricky.

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