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1873 Winchester Dust Cover Spring Replacement
August 4, 2021
1:54 am
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I have an 1873 third version that I inherited and it was missing the Dust Cover and all parts associated, I found most of the parts at Homestead Parts and I have tried installing the new dust cover spring, the manual I purchased does not specify which direction to install the spring. I have tried both directions and regardless I cannot seem to get the Dust cover to slide over the new spring. any advice would be greatly appreciated.

August 4, 2021
4:50 am
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The spring is installed with the curved end pointing forward and up so it rides on the bottom of the dust cover. Check to make sure your dust cover slides on without the spring first. It might take some fitting to get it to smoothly slide on. It then should slide on and then you put the stop and screw in. To get it off you have to use a punch or screwdriver to depress the spring once it gets caught in the screw hole. If its the spring that is stopping it from sliding on then you got bad parts.

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August 4, 2021
4:47 pm
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Ok not sure I totally understand pointing spring to the front of the gun as the curve on the receiver points to the rear of the gun.

I have a picture but there does not seem to be a way to attach it in this forum.

Just incase I was told wrong here is my Serial number 201100B

August 4, 2021
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Sorry told you wrong, the curved part of the spring points to the back and up.

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