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I have put together a model 65 Miroku.  Problem is I need to put the hammer spring back in.  Winchester will offer no help at all as the 65 is now obsolete.  I just cannot figure out how to compress the spring and still work with it.  I would really appreciate any help you can give me.

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jerry thomas said
I have put together a model 65 Miroku.  Problem is I need to put the hammer spring back in.  Winchester will offer no help at all as the 65 is now obsolete.  I just cannot figure out how to compress the spring and still work with it.  I would really appreciate any help you can give me.

  

Is there a pin hole through the rod that the spring slides on to?

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I have put together a model 65 Miroku.  Problem is I need to put the hammer spring back in.  Winchester will offer no help at all as the 65 is now obsolete.  I just cannot figure out how to compress the spring and still work with it.  I would really appreciate any help you can give me.

  

Jerry,

You need to contact the Browning Arms Company service department.  Your Miroku Model 65 is not a “Winchester”.  Frankly, you would most likely be better off taking the rifle to a licensed gun smith and having him assist you.

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Bert, I know the model 65 is built for browning but it has Winchesters name on it.  The basic difference that I can see is the browning does not have a tang safety and the Winchester does.  The 218 is very popular here in Missouri given the high population of coyote.  My 43 Hornet does just fine for me.  The Mirku is very good trading merchandise.  Neither Browning or Winchester offered any help but I did get a number to call in MN.

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Bert, I know the model 65 is built for browning but it has Winchesters name on it.  The basic difference that I can see is the browning does not have a tang safety and the Winchester does.  The 218 is very popular here in Missouri given the high population of coyote.  My 43 Hornet does just fine for me.  The Mirku is very good trading merchandise.  Neither Browning or Winchester offered any help but I did get a number to call in MN.

  

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Browning can put that name on it because they are leasing the Trademarked “Winchester” name from the Olin Corporation.  The name put on the gun does not make it a real “Winchester”.  Browning Arms contracted with Miroku to manufacture that rifle, and it is Browning Arms that should assist you in getting it repaired.  Winchester (Olin) will not offer you any help because it is not their product.

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Miroku/ Browning lever guns are very attractive and well made firearms. Unfortunately they don’t share any parts with the original that I’m aware of and work a little differently. Brownell’s used to have a parts diagram for your 65 but it’s past my bedtime and I wasn’t able to find it. Maybe Homestead.

 

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jerry thomas said
I have put together a model 65 Miroku.  Problem is I need to put the hammer spring back in.  Winchester will offer no help at all as the 65 is now obsolete.  I just cannot figure out how to compress the spring and still work with it.  I would really appreciate any help you can give me.

  

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