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1938 Winchester Model 65 32WCF
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November 14, 2023 - 11:18 pm
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Hi Everyone,

I inherited my grandfather’s Winchester Model 65 built in 1938.  It’s in pretty good shape.  I want to test it out on the range, but I need to clean it and make sure everything is working correctly.  The problem I am having is there doesn’t seem to be any manuals for this rifle anywhere on the Internet.  I called Winchester customer service and emailed Cornell Publications and neither had anything for this model or any models related. 

Would anyone on this forum happen to have a copy of the manual for this rifle and year of manufacture that they are willing to share electronically?  I would greatly appreciate it. 

Also, is there anything that I should pay special attention to when cleaning and/or operating this firearm?

Thank you kindly,

Jay

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Hello Jay,

The Winchester Model 65 is an improved Model 1892 (upgraded stocks).  Look for a Winchester Model 1892 manual.

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Hi,

As Bert said the Model 65 is basically a Model 1892. You can get an Model 1892 disassembly manual from Homestead parts look them up on a search. I have all their manuals and they are good references. I have disassembled many 92’s and it isn’t that hard to do in fact you can probably find a video on Youtube. A good table, a couple of trays for parts , a set of good punches and gunsmith screwdrivers. Its not hard to do

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Is it really necessary to take it apart? I can clean a rifle up pretty well without disassembling it.  

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You probably don’t need to take it apart, and if you still need to, you shouldn’t be doing so unless you have the skills necessary to do so.  Beginning with using gunsmith screwdrivers available from Brownell’s.

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Like the others have said.  You don’t need to take it apart to do normal cleaning and maintenance.  Having a manual will help with part identification for educational purposes.

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Awesome!  Thanks for the replies guys.  I’m looking forward to trying it out.

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Just wipe it down

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