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Old 10-19-2009, 05:00 PM
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Outside the firing pin dilemma the mod 100 had a bad rap for fired casings sticking in the chamber and stove piping the next round. You will need a chamber brush to remedy this issue and keep the chamber clean of carbon to insure smooth operation. My father, uncle and grandfather all owned one in 308 at one point in time. My uncle still has his and still shoots 150 grain bronze points out of it. It shoots quite well with those old loads if you keep the gun clean.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:27 PM
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I took my .308 model 100 apart out of curiosity, after reading this topic through. I wanted to see if I had one of the new firing pins, and since the gun needed cleaning anyway, there was no reason to worry about phone calls to Winchester unless I needed the new firing pin.

I knew the rifle needed cleaning because it operated just fine for a while, then started having feeding problems. I got it as part of a trade at a gun show, it was thrown in to even up the trade a little.

Having owned an AR15 for several months helped out in figuring out how the action worked, and how it needed to go back together.

While it was disassembled, I determined that I had the new style firing pin already, the firing pin had a flat section in the middle, and was not round all the way like the old obsolete style pin.

I also noticed some corrosion on the gas piston. I scrubbed it with a brass brush to get caked on goo off of it, but did not attempt to polish it smooth. I'm not sure polishing is really an option, I'd rather find or make a new gas piston than try cleaning the old one up. It seems to me that reducing the diameter of the gas piston would be a bad idea.

When I got the rifle back together it cycled much more smoothly, and my hands were really dirty!

I hope I can get the model 100 to function reliably enough for hunting. So far the accuracy has not been impressive but I haven't really given it a good chance. I really need to disassemble it again and take a few days getting the barrel thoroughly clean before I judge its accuracy. Right now it groups into 3 1/2" at 25 yards, with a Williams peep sight and a tru-glow front sight. I've been feeding it Winchester white box FMC ammo for plinking and casual testing.

I altered the front sight hood so that the tru-glow front sight would get more light on the fiber optic tube. It works great and still protects the sight. The Williams foolproof peep sight required some serious hogging out on the underside to get it to go low enough to work with the original height front sight. I've done the same thing before, for an air rifle with the foolproof peep. In both cases, I was able to get it about 1/8" lower, which did the trick.

Next time I tear it down, I'll take a few pics and include them in this post.

With the Williams peep sight, the model 100 is every bit as handy as a lever-action 30-30 and considerably more slick looking. And of course it is more powerful, not that it will make that much difference at typical hunting ranges in my area. It's rare here to end up shooting much beyond 75 or 100 yards at a deer or a pig. ( Southern tip of Texas )

My rifle has been altered to take a recoil pad, but the pad is really old, shrunk up and tacky looking. I bought a black 'decelerator' pad for it that will look and feel a lot better.

Thanks guys for all of the great info here, it helped a lot!
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:25 AM
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Next time I tear it down, I'll take a few pics and include them in this post.
Please do! I still have not taken mine apart, procrastination and all that, besides, I didn't need an "over 70 yard" shooter before now.

I just lucked onto a place where I could concievably have a 250 yard shot, so now I am even more interested in getting this old girl fixed up and cleaned up.

What is with the 3"+ groups at 25 yards? That dosen't bode well for any shots taken at 100+yards. Is anyone finding the skinny barrel a detriment to consistent three shot groups?

If it rains this Friday, and I don't go out, maybe I bite a bullet and tear mine apart - see if I can remember to take pictures.
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Old 10-27-2009, 05:48 AM
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Well, it's done - took her apart on Saturday, next day'd the pin on Monday, will be interesting to see the turn around.

Was not that difficult, much to my surprise! Seems all my projects are, but then, I don't have the 100 back together yet!

Good thing I decided not to shoot it! The leading edges of both the full round sections had been peened a bit - evidently the pin is not going in straight when returning to battery, huh? As a matter of fact, it took two people to get the pin out.

Now for a good cleaning and then a scope and mount! I am SO glad this thread is here!
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:52 AM
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Does anybody know were a person can get a replacement "gas chamber" for the model 100?

My brother had his son's model 100 to a smith. The bolt was "locked" in closed position. The smith was able to get it loose and eventually got the gun working. But the smith said that he could use a replacement "gas chamber". I assume this is the chamber associated with the semi auto gas charged system.

Anyhow anybody know where he might look to find this part?

Or better yet. My brother actually has two model 100 in 308 win. And after deer season he is looking to get rid of these guns and get new guns for his sons. Probably bolt action as he's had enough of semi-auto complications. Do you know anybody that may be interested in buying them? They are both post 64 models.
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Old 10-29-2009, 06:47 AM
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Don't know if Gas Cylider is the same - but check this out: http://www.e-gunparts.com/products_new.asp?CatID=7374

You will find it a ways down the page.
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:24 PM
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model 100 bolt

Hi, first post here-

I just got my new pin back and wanted to re-assemble this myself. Just cleaned and oiled it all up, and I think I can get it all back together, but any pointers or pics would be appreciated. (sorry if this is hijacking, but this kind of info seems hard to come by..thanks)

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Full mag gone in one pull of the trigger, been there, done that. Back in the late 60's, early 70's my brother bought one of those things in a 308 and asked me to mount and zero the scope for him. I loaded three rounds, pull the trigger for the first shot and it would not shoot for the second, the magazine was empty. Put another three rounds, pulled the trigger and three rounds were so fast it seem'd like one. I would shot fine when you were standing or just shooting but when you were on the bench trying to squeeze off that pefect bullseye you had better have just one round in it because it was going to empty the magazine. He sent it back three times for repair and they never did fix it. He finally traded it.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:11 AM
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BrentN - just take your time and it all oughta work out fine - I think the worst screwup you can do is have the ejector 180 degrees out - if so, just backstep to correct.
I am looking forward to getting mine back this week, and hopefully have it together and ready to shoot this weekend. I am so psyched!
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Old 11-03-2009, 01:20 PM
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UUHGG!!!

So now I have to take my own advice and be patient! I hate when that happens!

So I checked the tracking number I had and it came up as tried to deliver, but left a note for pickup - on the 27th of Oct! I called this morning and asked if they had gotten the package, the little orange note was still there in the pile of mail, lucky I called, cause now she gives it to the courier who will be going back to the PO in the morning. How aggrevating this is. Won't be shooting the rifle this weekend! Now I have to wait until tomorrow noon to check to see if they got it, then I can ask the question "When are you sending the new one out?"
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:06 AM
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Well, they had called last Thursday to tell me they had the old pin and the new one was going out that same afternoon - well, yesterday I got it! Two weeks to the day.

Now, to make time for the cleaning and reassembly...
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Checked on my pin and thankfully it's already been replaced!!
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:48 AM
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Well mine's back together, not so bad except had to press the mag release while pulling back the bolt handle while levering it into the stock. I should have shot a video of me trying to do this, would have been funny. Have not shot it yet, but will soon.

so- if it seems like it does not want to lever into the stock, check the mag release, it was just barely hitting the wood. Have to push on the uppermost part, to tilt the lower part that was hitting the stock.
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Old 11-13-2009, 11:03 AM
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So, after 90 minutes of cleaning/assembling, mine still is not together, For one, i can't figure out where the holes on the hooks on the slide go, and it seems I have an extra pin, a long skinny one.

I'll tell ya, if this is what it takes everytime the rifle needs deep cleaning, it may not stay in my possesion long.
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Check that long skinny pin, I think it goes forward of the trigger guard.

Took mine to the range, fires and racks another cartridge, but will not fire again unless I pull the bolt back just very slightly, then push it forward. So, no semi-auto. Ther is no play forward, so it's not like it needs a forward assist. Tried with new ammo, too. I'm stumped on this one.
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Start the year right!

Corrected the error of my ways, got rifle all together with "just enough" lube. I know I am going to have to take it apart again, especially if I need to sell it 'cause it won't hit squat.
On Jan 1st, it was one of the firearms that came out for the year's opening range time. Open sights, of the bench with just a bag under the front - it shoots left of center, but the group is acceptable for 50 yards and my eyes, at least the rifle is consistent. I believe it's a keeper!
Found a set of Warne bases on a "reduced price" table at the local gun shop, now for rings and a scope, I'll be ready for this summer!
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Hello everyone. probably the newest of the newbies. I found this site search for someone or anyone that knew how to get the firing pin out of a mod 100 winchester. I have the rifle toyally disassembled and the bolt in my hand, minus the bolt head and rotating sleeve. Just the bolt body with the old firing pin inside.

How does one remove it?
Hi All, I came across this forum while researching how to remove the firing pin in my model 100. I'm in the exact position of this previous poster. I have the bolt disassembled, but the pin won't come out the back? It seems to travel the range of motion of the firing pin spring, but not further. Is there a pin I'm missing or some sort of other trick to pull it out? Any help is appreciated.
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Pull. Hard. Like I said, it took me and a buddy to pull the old pin out - the peened leading edges were holding the pin from being able to be removed.
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Operating Slide Guide broke.

An older relative of mine loaned me his Winchester Model 100 .308 cal. for deer hunting. While I was zeroing it in the Operating Slide Guide broke. The part that broke was the part that has the actuator. The local gunsmith says it takes $300.00 to repair it. Has anyone had this problem, and does anyone know where to buy the part or have it repaired for less than $300?
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