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Thread: winchester model 53 in .32-20

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    winchester model 53 in .32-20

    my friend has a win. 53 in 32-20
    it was made in 1926
    its a take down model
    but we dont know how to take it down
    any help would be great!
    thanks guys
    waco
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    Winchester lever takedowns.

    The take down procedure is to open the action; flip the small lever on the end of the magazine tube out; use this to unscrew the magazine tube. Once the magazine tube is screwed out, turn the barrel assembly counter clockwise 1/4 turn. Done!

    Vernon

    P.S. Empty magazine first!!!
    Last edited by TxBaylea; 06-04-2009 at 12:16 PM. Reason: add P.S.

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    thanx guys!
    i knew i would find the answer here!
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    May I just say- DROOL!!!!!

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    Wow, Wow, WOW!

    What a find!!! Never seen a takedown--

    Hope you shoot that baby and enjoy it!

    I've had a BROWNING copy of the Model 53 in 32wcf for about 20 years now-- excellent little small game and target gun-
    Won $200 at the Lodi VFW turkey shoot many years ago with factory 100gr lead loads- velocity was so low you could hear the bullet strike paper at 100yds!
    Put a Lyman receiver sight on it, and it shoots 3/4" groups all day long at 50yds with its favorite load of 6.5gr Old Unique and RCBS 98gr PB SWC. Excellent little hunting load that is accurate-
    You can use the Speer 100gr JHP (32cal) as well, but this is a CAST BULLET ROUND- so use it that way!
    Please enjoy your find, and don't lock it away---

    358wcf

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    Sounds like a neat gun.

    I am starting to reload for a 32-20 (32 wcf) winny but mine is suggested to only reload with Black powder on several websearches but I suspect small loads of slow pistol powder at 1200 fps may be ok.

    358, are you from Lodi? and where did you shoot, ione?

    I have lived north of Lodi since 1975.

    Allen

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