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April 8, 2024 - 11:43 pm
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I am looking for instruction on how to disassemble a pre model A 52 bolt as I will be replacing the bolt handle. I have looked on utube and found a 52A instruction on disassembly but the firing pin is different than mine. Any ideas? Video would be best but a step by step instruction will do to.

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Ken, it’s not a simple operation–I have a set of instructions I found somewhere on the web, which describes how to make the special tools needed for the job, but thank God I’ve never had to use them.  It’s possible your bolt disassembles like the “A” you found on YT.  Blue Ridge Parson or Seewin can tell you whether that video can also be used with your bolt.  

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Thank Clarence I’m trying not to put my eye out or my wife’s eye or kill my parrot 

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I would think that Seewin is your man. 

I am not, by any stretch of the imagination, a gunsmith. And I have never even attempted to take apart a Model 52 Breech bolt. On the other hand, what Seewin doesn’t know about Winchester 52’s has yet to be invented.

Good luck!

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Thanks BRP I know I will figure it out just waiting for my punches to come from ebay. Hoping someone has some dos and don’ts before I start on it.

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KWD57 said
Thanks BRP I know I will figure it out just waiting for my punches to come from ebay. Hoping someone has some dos and don’ts before I start on it.

Finding out if there’s any critical diff between disassembly of your Slowlock bolt vs the one in the video would be a step in the right direction.  If there isn’t, follow the video.

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Here is a link to a procedure I wrote in Rimfire Central about 15 years ago. Yes, there is a difference between disassembly of the “pre B” model bolts and the later versions. The pre B model bolts had a  half moon shaped breach bolt retainer that has to be removed during the procedure by driving out the small retaining pin(.100″ dia x .430″ long) in bolt handle. 

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/threads/52-bolt-disassembly-tool.404496/

There is lots of good info on the Rimfire Central (52 subforum) for the 52 shooter/collector.

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Thank you Seewin the only question I have is the firing pin has the long (head) without the screw (serial #6118) versus the shorter head with the screw, is it the same procedure I just don’t have a screw to remove?

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Thanks guys I have it figured out.

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KWD57 said
Thanks guys I have it figured out.

Now go make a video for those like me who can’t figure it out.

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