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Removing an original 1873 rifle barrel from a receiver
November 21, 2019
7:09 pm
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todd mathews
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Hello, I have talked to midway and brownells  but no one has tools -action wrench to remove receiver from barrel-. Any suggestions? Thanks very much todd

November 21, 2019
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 Todd, I have never done that, I have seen to many guns with wrench or vice marks to try. Get professional help. T/R

November 22, 2019
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Todd,

I removed a couple many years ago when I first got into Winchesters and I used a very big crescent wrench padded the jaws with aluminum and gripped on the sides of the receiver as far forward as I could in the flat area of the receiver. I put a rectangular bar into the elevator slot to keep from crushing. This is what I did and I knew that it could go south quick and I would have scrape metal so keep that in mind.

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November 22, 2019
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This is what worked for me.  But this is just suggestion.  Elders of the forum, please don't kill me.

 

Try wrapping thick leather straps over the grips of a table vice.  Place the barrel into the vice pretty close to the receiver.  I then used a piece of wood that was cut to fit nice and snug into the top of the receiver and then turned.  Lots of PB blaster soaked into the frame where the barrel meets.  

Again, just a suggestion.

November 22, 2019
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1873man said
Todd,

I removed a couple many years ago when I first got into Winchesters and I used a very big crescent wrench padded the jaws with aluminum and gripped on the sides of the receiver as far forward as I could in the flat area of the receiver. I put a rectangular bar into the elevator slot to keep from crushing. This is what I did and I knew that it could go south quick and I would have scrape metal so keep that in mind.

Bob  

Bob makes some good points.  The tool must be padded, the receiver needs an insert so you don't crush it and the vise must be padded.

You need to talk to a gunsmith about this.

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