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October 8, 2023 - 1:22 am
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How is it done?

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Tedk said
How is it done?

  

Same sorry way it was done on 52s–by pulling back on trigger, because making the sear function as bolt-release was cheaper than a separate bolt release as on all well-designed BA rifles. On 52s (pre-Cs), it requires enough force to make you think something’s about to break.

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Tried that with no luck Clarence, don’t want to break or bend the trigger

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Tried that with no luck Clarence, don’t want to break or bend the trigger

  

Sorry if I gave you a bum steer, but that’s the way it’s done on 69s & most other WRA .22s. Later 52s, beginning with the C model required pushing forward on the trigger.  All this aggravation because WRA was too cheap to include a separate bolt release in the design, like, for ex, Anschutz.

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This worked for me: Open the bolt, pull the bolt reward to the bolt stop, pull and hold the trigger back.  The bolt should then slide out.  RDB

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This worked for me: Open the bolt, pull the bolt reward to the bolt stop, pull and hold the trigger back.  The bolt should then slide out.  RDB

  

Roger, not working for me. Is your gun a Model 60A Target?

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Tedk said

Roger, not working for me. Is your gun a Model 60A Target? 

Doubt there’d be a diff method for the Target.  Only thing I can add (since I’ve never had a 60) is that on one of my 52s, it takes EVERY bit of strength in my hand to pull the trigger hard enough to release the bolt; should NOT be this way, but it is!

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 Embarassed Ted,  the rifle I referred to is not a 60A. Embarassed My brain malfunctioned!  I was thinking of the Model 67 and I replied incorrectly.  To remove the bolt from a 60A the stock must be removed so you are able to remove the extractor from under the bolt.  Then the bolt slides out.  My apologies for my error!  RDB

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Roger, the 60A Target stock is pinned and I’ve read (maybe incorrectly?) that the pin has to be driven out to remove the stock. 
That’s a no-go on this high condition gun. 

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rogertherelic said To remove the bolt from a 60A the stock must be removed so you are able to remove the extractor from under the bolt.  Then the bolt slides out.  My apologies for my error!  RDB
  

Even worse than making the sear serve as bolt release!  Would you say this encouraged regular cleaning when corrosive ammo was the only kind available?

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Got it! The bolt will not clear the Lyman 55W receiver sight aperture assembly which has to be taken off to remove the bolt. Also, necessary to only pull the bolt back half way and then pull the trigger to remove the bolt. If the bolt is pulled back too far the extractor will pop up and the bolt can’t be removed when the trigger is pulled.

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The two 60-A Targets I have seen were both near mint. Both were mine. Sold one to my friend Tom. kept the one with the minty Kerr sling. The only minty 1″ Kerr I have ever seen.   Big Larry

 

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Big Larry, Did Winchester provide both 1” and 11/4” bows on the 60A Target Gun? Reason I ask is the gun that I picked up has the larger bows and a 1 1/4” NOBUKL sling and both appear to be original to the gun. Winchester did use the larger bows and sling on Target guns. 

Can’t wait to get out and shoot it. Ted

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Big Larry, Did Winchester provide both 1” and 11/4” bows on the 60A Target Gun? Reason I ask is the gun that I picked up has the larger bows and a 1 1/4” NOBUKL sling and both appear to be original to the gun. Winchester did use the larger bows and sling on Target guns.

’33 cat says equipped with 1-1/4″ Kerr as standard. Didn’t think to check this catalog previously, but bolt removal is described; says raise rcvr sight slide to highest position, & pull back trigger.

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Thanks Clarence and all for the input

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Kerr is a little under 1″. JWA says it is original. Was found in a parts box with a rubber band around it. Owner thought it was a Kerr for a M1917 EnfielM60-A-picture.jpgImage Enlargerd. I was given the sling as the current owner had no idea what it was for. With JWA’s take on the sling,.(he has seen it), I am quite sure it is correct. The smaller slings were used on the M56 and M57. The wider Kerrs were an option for the M52. I will check my swivels later when I go down to my Man Cave. Big Larry

 

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Thank you Tedk for this Post.  After 40 plus years of removing the stock to remove the bolt on my 60A, I can now remove the bolt properly.  I thought the actions were identical to the 1902s and 1904s.  This is not the “Target” Model.   Never too late to learn!  RDB

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Big Larry, Did Winchester provide both 1” and 11/4” bows on the 60A Target Gun? Reason I ask is the gun that I picked up has the larger bows and a 1 1/4” NOBUKL sling and both appear to be original to the gun. Winchester did use the larger bows and sling on Target guns. 

Can’t wait to get out and shoot it. Ted

  

DUH !! My foggie 81 year old brain let me down. The swivels and the Kerr are 1 1/4″. They are wider on the M1917 Enfield and the M52’s.

How nice is your M60-A? The sling? Generally pretty pricey. What did it cost you?   Big Larry

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Big Larry said

DUH !! My foggie 81 year old brain let me down. The swivels and the Kerr are 1 1/4″. They are wider on the M1917 Enfield and the M52’s.

The ’29 cat lists Kerr slings in both 1″ & 1-1/4″ widths, but by ’33, the 1″ was dropped. In ’29, the 1″ Kerr was recommended for the M57, but not included as standard.  In ’33, the 1-1/4″ was included as standard on the M60A-Target; it’s the only rifle listed with a sling of any kind as std eqpt.  No sling was provided for M52s, but both the 1-1/4″ Kerr & “NRA” (leather) were listed as options.  On M54s, the 1″ was recommended, except for the M54-Sniper–it had 1-1/4″ swivels, the standard US military width.

These slight differences were an unnecessary complication that resulted in a 1″ rear swivel being installed by mistake, I presume, on a Slowlock 52 I have.  When I tried to install a standard M1907 Army sling, it would not fit the rear swivel.  Even if the original owner wanted to use a 1″ sling, there was no reason to change the rear swivel, which is why only a “factory mistake” explains how it got there.  Had to replace it to fit the 1-1/4″ sling.

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