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June 14, 2020
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Bert that was a good article.  There were a few things that I have never read before.  Is there more info on the milling of the receivers?  I always thought that mine was a low wall. 

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Chuck said
Bert that was a good article.  There were a few things that I have never read before.  Is there more info on the milling of the receivers?  I always thought that mine was a low wall.   

None that I am aware of.  There was just a very short mention of it buried in the files at the McCrackin research Library.  Winchester wanted to sell the government the Second variation (high-wall) Winder Musket, but the Military wanted a training arm that was easier to load.  Winchester had on hand a large number of the high-wall receivers, so it was more efficient to simply mill them down to low-wall dimension. It also allowed them to continue using the same barrels and stocks that were used on the First & Second variation Winder Muskets.  If you have a standard low-wall, take the butt stock off of it, and do the same to your Third variation Winder musket.  Lay them side by side, and you will see how much larger the tangs are on the Third variation Winder.

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Good discussion but nobody's told Me where to get that spring and screw yet.

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Henry Mero said
Good discussion but nobody's told Me where to get that spring and screw yet.  

Henry,

Will a reproduction work?

http://www.wyomingarmory.com/gun-parts.html

https://www.ssfirearms.com/products.asp?cat=155

Or, here ia an original - 

http://homesteadparts.com/shop/mainspring-original-winchester-1885-rifle-p-3666.html

The same links should have the screw also.

Hope that helps.

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Thank You

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Bert H. said

If you have a standard low-wall, take the butt stock off of it, and do the same to your Third variation Winder musket.  Lay them side by side, and you will see how much larger the tangs are on the Third variation Winder.

Bert  

I don't own a low wall.  Just high walls and a milled down high wall.

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