February 11, 2018
I am looking for information (dates and correct terminology) on the parts for the models and years of the original rifles that used the .78″ “Firing Pin Stop” as well as those that use the stronger “Firing Pin Extension Stop” (retractor).
I was under the impression that Winchester only used the pin on the .22 cal. models and used the retractor on the other models.
It appears that Uberti, as well as Miroku both use/used the pin for all cartridges. Uberti switched to the plate for the 66′ and 73′ but I don’t know when.
Uberti Parts uses the following terminology on their parts list;
- Firing Pin Stop (pin)
- Firing Pin Extension Stop (retractor)
- Winchester’s 1875 catalog (retractor)
The “retractor” appears to have been used in all original 73’s from what I can find so far. Anyone know any different? This is a replacement part called the…
So why would Uberti and Winchester start using the weaker pin in the replicas?
May 2, 2009
Winchester used the retractor in all its 73’s and 76’s except for the 22 cal. The replicas used the pin because it shaved some money off the cost of the gun.
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