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Winchester 1886 Questions and information
July 11, 2019
6:26 pm
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I agree with Huck.  Using a toothbrush shouldn't be too aggressive.  Only so much will clean off then just leave it alone.  You don't want to end up with a bunch of shiny spots.  All you should be doing is removing grime and possibly some light surface rust.

July 11, 2019
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Mike if the gun is safe to shoot you may want to buy this.  Loading die sets are hard to find.  A 3 die set will cost over $100.  Reformed, 45-70, brass can be found on ebay.  Old brass is not safe to shoot.

 

https://www.ebay.com/itm/RCBS-3-Die-Set-38-56-Win-extra-die-45051-Ideal-Lyman-375848-mold-handles/273922387717?hash=item3fc70bef05:g:U70AAOSwfjZdJOAK

July 14, 2019
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What would make it not safe to shoot? It feels solid and i feel it would shoot should i just try it?

July 14, 2019
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 A plugged barrel, any bulge in the barrel or chamber, a stuck or broken firing pin, broken notch on the hammer, crack in the receiiver by the locking bars. These are things to look at, but the most common problem is a cartridge case full of smokeless powder. T/R   

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