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Does anyone know where I can get disassembly-assembly instructions for this model? Managed to pick one up as parts but the bolt isn’t going back all the way to set the safety.

 Thanks for any and all help.

 cba

 

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Ebay has a owners manual that says it has the instructions you’re looking for.

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cba_shooter said
Does anyone know where I can get disassembly-assembly instructions for this model? Managed to pick one up as parts but the bolt isn’t going back all the way to set the safety.

 Thanks for any and all help.

 cba

I think the safety has to be in the “SAFE” position.  This is from a web article by James Triggs:

 Last Updated on Mon, 08 Jun 2015 | Firearms Assembly

By JAMES M. TRIGGS

 The Winchester Model 55 single-shot rifle introduced in 1958 is chambered for the .22 short, long, and long rifle rimfire cartridges. It was made in 22″ barrel length only. Weight is 5Vi lbs. Its blowback-operated action is designed to fire from open bolt position.

The action is cocked by retracting the action slide on the right side of the receiver. A cartridge is then inserted in the breech by pressing the bullet nose against the hinged plastic loading chute in the top of the receiver and chambering the round with the finger tip until the rim engages the extractor. The loading chute then rises into closed position. The act of loading automatically engages the safety. Disengagement of the safety readies the gun for firing.

When the trigger is pulled the bolt moves forward, firing the cartridge. The empty case is ejected through the bottom of the receiver as the bolt recoils to the rear or cocked position. After reloading and disengaging the safety, the gun is again ready to fire.

The Winchester Model 55 rifle was discontinued in 1961.

Disassembly Procedure

Check action to be sure rifle is unloaded. Cock rifle and put safety (20) in “safe” position. Loosen stock stud screw (32) in underside of stock and lift the barrel (5) and the receiver (1) assembly out of the stock.

Drift out barrel locating pin (4) and slide barrel (5) out of receiver to front. Drift out cover pin (3), depress cover (2), and remove from receiver.

Place front end of receiver against a flat wood surface, release safety (20), and pull trigger. Exercise care to keep fingers clear of receiver openings during this operation. Draw bolt out of receiver to front.

In reassembling, replace bolt in receiver and push all the way in until it catches. Place safety in “safe” position. Replace cover in top loading port of receiver with front end first and foot of cover in groove of bolt, sliding backward until the front end of cover is flush with the receiver. Replace the cover pin.

Replace barrel in receiver and replace barrel locating pin. Replace barrel and receiver assembly in stock and tighten the stock stud screw.

Trigger mechanism may be disassembled if necessary by drifting out trigger pin (29), taking care not to allow springs (23 & 26) to escape forcibly.

 

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Thank You JWA for the info. Now I can probably get it figured out.

 cba

p.s. Did A.A. Arnold make a Sequence for Take Down Manual for this model?

 

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cba_shooter said
Thank You JWA for the info. Now I can probably get it figured out.

 cba

p.s. Did A.A. Arnold make a Sequence for Take Down Manual for this model?

 

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No, unfortunately, A.A. Arnold did not make a manual for the Model 55 single shot rifle as far as I know.  It is too bad because his reference sketches are really good at illustrating the takedown and reassembly sequence of specific Winchester rifles.

The only Winchester factory takedown manuals for .22 rimfire that I am aware are:

     Model 61 (1958)

     Model 63 (1959)

     Model 69A / 72 / 75 (1960)

     Model 77 (1956)

     Model 9422 / 9422M (not A.A. Arnold)

     Model 250 / 270 / 290  (not A.A. Arnold)

Let us know if you still can’t get it back together and we will try to walk you through it.

 

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Whats most interesting to me is the slam fire concept. Bolt stays open until you pull the trigger.

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Same as a Thompson Submachinegun.     Big Larry

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Same as a Thompson Submachinegun.     Big Larry  

Firing from an open bolt was thought to facilitate the cooling of MG barrels, but hard to see a purpose or advantage on any SS rifle.

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clarence said

Firing from an open bolt was thought to facilitate the cooling of MG barrels, but hard to see a purpose or advantage on any SS rifle.  

I have to agree with you. Maybe a safety factor thing. Very cheap rifle too.    Big Larry

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clarence said

Firing from an open bolt was thought to facilitate the cooling of MG barrels, but hard to see a purpose or advantage on any SS rifle.  

The open bolt action makes as much sense as the single shot semi-auto design of the rest of the rifle. But it is fun to shoot once in a while.

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Vince said

The open bolt action makes as much sense as the single shot semi-auto design of the rest of the rifle. But it is fun to shoot once in a while.  

I have a real nice one and have never fired it.    Big Larry

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Big Larry said

I have a real nice one and have never fired it.    Big Larry  

Ah, another safe queen ? ?

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Vince said

Ah, another safe queen ? ?  

No, actually it is in a revolving gun rack I got from Midway, along with a dozen others. Safe is full of Winchester lever guns and S&W’s. No more room. Big Larry

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Safe is full…….. No more room. Big Larry  

I just ran into the same problem. Now where to put another safe and how big?

And how to justify to the better half?

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Vince said

I just ran into the same problem. Now where to put another safe and how big?

And how to justify to the better half?  

I converted a closet to a gun safe and put the mediocre guns in it. Probably over 40 rifles in it. Won’t be protected from fire though. Big Larry

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Big Larry said

I converted a closet to a gun safe and put the mediocre guns in it. Probably over 40 rifles in it. Won’t be protected from fire though. Big Larry  

I did the same thing.  Read this if you think a safe gives you significant fire protection: http://gunsafereviewsguy.com/articles/myths-about-gun-safe-fire-ratings/

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On the subject of safes the attached link is interesting.  I could not say it is this easy to get into one of the less expensive safes, but it does not take long in the video.  Anchoring the safe to the floor would make opening it much harder. 

http://mcguirelocksmith.com/services/safes/cheap-safes/

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The bolt doesn’t set the safety, the loading ramp sets the safety when you put a shell in.  The bolt handle and or blow back from a fired round cocks the gun/holds the bolt back ready to fire.

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Email me and I will send you a copy of the original 8 page owner’s manual with Disassembly/Assembly instructions and a parts schematic.

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Any tips on removing the barrel from the receiver assembly? I have removed the pin.  The two only now separate about a 1/8 inch.  I can’t for the life of me pull them apart with my skinny arms. Is there a trick or do I just need to hit the gym?

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