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Winchester 62 - where does this part go?
October 25, 2019
8:18 am
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I inherited a model 62. Took it in to have it checked out for safety in shooting, and cleaned up.
All was good, and it shoots very nice.
So then I wanted to do a more thorough cleanup, learn it, and cleanup the stock, etc...
I'm very new to guns.
I've got it put back together, except for finishing the pump wood.
But I've got a piece left. I've been looking at parts diagrams, but can't identify where it fits in, and haven't been able to find where it goes.
Can anybody identify this piece, and what it's called, and where it goes? (bottom of the pic)

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October 25, 2019
11:30 pm
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You have an early model 62. The later ones didn't have this part, probably the reason you don't see it in the diagrams.

It's the magazine friction spring...goes here..

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October 26, 2019
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Thanks, that's it.

And now that I see it, I wonder wow... how did I not see that 🙂

I was focused more on the innards thinking it must go there somewhere.
I checked back on the diagrams, and it's not there, so right again on that one.

So the reason for that piece?
The thinking was to keep just enough pressure on the magazine tube so it wouldn't bind up in some way?
But still leave it with a little wiggle room to move around when fired?
And on the next 62 they found it wasn't needed or didn't help or didn't help enough to make it worth doing?

October 26, 2019
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To keep tension on the inner magazine tube when pulling it out, so as it won't just "drop" out of the rifle or vise versa when loading it won't slide back in while trying to load.

Winchester redesigned the later tubes by simply cutting 2 slots in them and slightly indenting the metal between the slots to create a "built in" tension spring.

 

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