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Old 01-03-2012, 12:39 AM
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I've seen several of those break. There are a couple of serious bends that take a lot of stress and over a period of time some crack then break. I doubt that you are at fault, especially if using factory ammo.

Unfortunately the parts are not available new and hard to come by used. Most 'smiths won't attempt a repair because there is no way to guarantee success on an old part that has already stressed beyond the breaking point. If the part is repaired, the price is probably appropriate. Welding, truing, heat treating and warrantying the part for a period of time is gonna cost.

Personally I would look for a used part. You probably won't find one, but be persistent, the last one I looked for took about a year and a half.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:56 PM
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If memory serves me...a several years back , a company was tooling up to manufacture the 100 in stainless steel . I think they were located down south somewhere, like Georgia, Louisiana , ??? Don't know if they made much of a go of it or not , but may be able to lend support if they they are still in business. HD1
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Someone is making SS pistons for the 100, I'm not sure who the maker is but Brownells sells them.
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I had a Model 100 carbine in .284 back in the mid-80s. It doubled on me a time or two, one while shooting a little mule deer buck. He was uphill from me, facing away. I shot him in the back of the head/neck juncture, killing him instantly. The second round went off into the New Mexico landscape somewhere. Ha. Traded the rifle off not too long after that for a .30-06 Mauser.
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Stumpbuster, these folks are correct. I have a model 100 in .243. I had the re-call repair done in 1990, or 1991. It's fine now, but it certainly would fire in either full auto, or a couple shot burst, whichever it decided to do! I remember this much, it didn't take long to empty the 5 round magazine!
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I have both a Rifle and a Carbine Model 100 in 308. The rifle has been thru the recall-repair and is doing quite well. I have not taken the bolt of the carbine apart to see for sure, but I have a feeling the previous owner of the gun, who bought it new and seldom , if ever fired it, wasn't aware of the recall. I have been test firing the carbine and am concerned about what appears to be an un-related issue. It fails to fire...I see light dents in the primers of the unfired cartridges when they are removed from the gun, but in the past 50 rounds I have had 35 FTF events. I used some Russian ammo for part of that, but also some Winchechester 150 gr SP. Can there be a weak spring involved here...or is the firing pin issue causing the FTF on 2/3rds of my attempts to fire. Obviously the gun needs service, but I am not sure what needs to be fixed.
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:27 AM
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I have had that problem out of my 284 before but it was with reloads, factory ammo shot great but my reloads wouldnt fire. I found out that you have to full length resize the brass, no more misfires from my handloads now.
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Welcome to the site mayoral.

The first course of action I'd take is a detailed cleaning, especially of the bolt assembly. could be there is grit or heavy lube the firing pin is hanging up on, causing a light strike.
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Thanks Guys, sorry I am so slow in responding. We will strip the bolt out of my #100 Carbine. If the firing pin is the round one, I'll get in touch with Winchester...If not, we'll clean the whole bolt and try again.

BTW I used my #100 rifle (not the crippled carbine) to take a 306 lb Hog on a hunt last week. My wife beat me though...her Hog weighed in at 326 lbs...and she got a Doe that furnished us 67 lbs of boneless venison also...She used a Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine on her first ever hunt.

I will try to insert a photo here. A freeze frame from a video clip my wife took of me as I shot my hog. Poor resolution in the still-frame capture, sorry...but you can see the 308 shell caing flying just after I shot. then the photo of our two hogs..her brown/white and my black/white. They look like domestic hogs but were running with a pack of razorbacks and tuskers. We wanted meat hogs, so we took these two.




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Old 10-23-2012, 02:48 PM
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Here's the manual, in .pdf

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My story...

Back in 1982, my dad gave me his Model 100 .308. It had a cracked stock, and was not safe to shoot. It stayed in my closet, for YEARS, then moved to my safe, when I bought a safe. All this time, it never was shot, because the crack in the stock, looked dangerous, if it were to break further. Last year, I took it to my favorite gunsmith, and asked him to replace the stock. $200 later, I had a very ornate grained, walnut stock for it. The gunsmith installed it, for the cost of the stock, as he was doing a BUNCH of other work for me. A couple of weeks ago, I was going to the range, with a couple of friends, and decided it was time to shoot the old 100. I loaded a mag, racked the charging handle, and let it fly forward. Not knowing about any issues, I simply pulled the trigger. It was the loudest bang from any of the .308's we'd shot that day. I pulled the trigger again, and it clicked, but otherwise, nothing. So, I tried to pull back the charging handle, and it would not move. Completely jammed forward. I removed the magazine, and it was empty. Now, I had loaded it with three rounds, and only fired one time (I thought). But, it apparently went M3, rock and roll, on me. I just wasn't expecting it, so didn't really notice it. So, today, I decided that I was going to take it apart, and figure out, what went wrong. First thing, was to get the bolt all the way back, so that it could come out of the stock. I tied a rope to the bolt handle, and looped around the stock, wrapped at the sling ring, inserted a heavy stick, under the rope, and began twisting. I continued to twist, until the bolt began moving rearward, then eased it back, and removed the receiver, from the stock. I noticed, right away, that the two rails, running forward from the trigger guard assembly, were badly tweaked.
So, I began looking, and asking, around, for a new trigger guard assembly. That brought me to Nu-Line Guns webpage, for that item. It did not, however, include a photo of the assembly, so I decided to call them, and ask if they could send me a photo. THEY were the first ones to even mention the recall, to me. I had no clue about it, previously. They gave me the phone number for the M100 recall, at Winchester. I called it, got a nice fellow, there, who asked about what had happened. I told him my story, and he said to pack up the rifle, and any of the ammunition, which we had been shooting, and they would send UPS to my home, to pick up the rifle. They will inspect it, then send it to Nu-Line, for repairs, and return it to me. As I understand it, it will be no cost to me, for shipping, repair, or inspection. Now, I realize that it is a safety issue, but THATS what I call CUSTOMER SERVICE. UPS, should be here tomorrow or the next day, to pick it up.
So, I decided to do some research, on the recall, and THIS website, was the most comprehensive hit that I got off of Google. I have been reading y'all's experiences here, and thought I'd resurect this thread, and let y'all know that there are still some un-repaired M100's out here, and thankfully, Winchester is still honoring the recall.
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Thanks Guys, sorry I am so slow in responding. We will strip the bolt out of my #100 Carbine. If the firing pin is the round one, I'll get in touch with Winchester...If not, we'll clean the whole bolt and try again.

BTW I used my #100 rifle (not the crippled carbine) to take a 306 lb Hog on a hunt last week. My wife beat me though...her Hog weighed in at 326 lbs...and she got a Doe that furnished us 67 lbs of boneless venison also...She used a Ruger 44 Magnum Carbine on her first ever hunt.

I will try to insert a photo here. A freeze frame from a video clip my wife took of me as I shot my hog. Poor resolution in the still-frame capture, sorry...but you can see the 308 shell caing flying just after I shot. then the photo of our two hogs..her brown/white and my black/white. They look like domestic hogs but were running with a pack of razorbacks and tuskers. We wanted meat hogs, so we took these two.



Nice hogs and yes, they are domestic hogs. Glad to hear you are fan and hunter with the great M100 Winchester!
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Thanks for the link Sharkman.

I have two M100, a .308 and a .358 rebore. Both are great shooters. The .308 shoots 1 inch or less at 100 yards with a Williams Foolproof peep sight.

I was under the impression that the M100 was inspired by the M14 with its gas cutoff and expansion piston system.

Only problem I ever had was the.308 ejected cases backwards so quickly that they hit the bolt operating handle and left a nick in them just forward of the pressure ring. I solved it by rounding off the edge of the handle to eliminate a too sharp edge.
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Anyone on this forum having problems with your Winchester firearms, let me know and I'll try to get the answers and hopefully have it remedied for you. I have a couple of friends who work at the Browning plant in Arnold, MO. I get to see them once a month of so, traveling down to my old stompping grounds, when I was a bit younger.
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A lot of supportive people on here so decided to join the forum. I was looking for schematics and info on my model 100 .308 is how I ended up here.

Long story short I thought I had trashed my slide guide assembly. Like a goober I was leaning against a concrete pillar shooting one day and lost track of how close I was letting the action get to it. Ended up splitting the finger pad (I think that's what its called that you use to rack the slide). The gun fired fine afterwards, but I will still worried. After getting it all torn down the slide guide assembly doesn't look to be tweaked or broken in any way. So other than getting a bloody finger every time you have to rack the thing it's ok.

I've cleaned and wrapped the assembly up and tossed it in my gear bag to keep with me and hopefully find someone who can figure out how to fabricate the lower half of the finger pad or come up with something (as the broken off piece flew away never to be found). It looks like the way it was made, this thin piece of metal is all that is cast to the assembly. Then the lower half of the finger pad was somehow "glued" to this thin upper half.

This rifle is very sentimental to me. My grandfather gave it to me after I killed my first dear with it on a hunting trip with him around 22 years ago. If I cant find an aesthetically pleasing method of repair, I will pony up and buy a slide guide assembly if I have to. Bad thing is I want one in comparable condition to the rifle, which I'd say is a bit better than 90% condition at least. It has been handled in the woods half a dozen times in its life, and used to hit paper maybe that many times. He has had it since new and Im about positive he has the original manual still in one of his cabinets. But thanks to you guys I will have the pdf file to hold me over til we dig and find it.

Oh, meant to add, my papa must have had the firing pin recall done before I got the rifle, the pin is flat in the middle as a few of you have described the corrected pin to be.

Thanks fellas and hopefully I will have some worthwhile contributions to make on here in the future.

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Greetings All,
This is my first-ever posting of any type and I don't know where to jump in here, as all of the postings of my current interest are, indeed, years old....as am I.
You'll have to hold on to your chair as well as your beverage on this one!
I have had my Wincherster Mod. 100 in .308 cal. since the early 60's and never knew about the recall until a few months ago. Thank you each and everyone who took the time to discuss this most important matter on this forum. I realize I'm addressing a very old issue as well as comments more than 12 years old. But, I'm hoping that each of you is still onboard, doing well, shooting straight and still has an interest in the Mod. 100s.
At this point, I now have all the basic information I need (thanks to you) . I simply need to make the time and decide my course of action. I'm wondering if I should attempt dissambly/replacement of the firing pin I can obtain from Olin, have a local Smith take care of this or perhaps sell my fine gun as-is to someone out there who knows the whole story and won't mind doing the changeout himself.
Briefly, I purchased the gun, new, sometime between 1961 and 1964., went to the desert to shoot it a few times, stored it West Texas then left for duty in Viet Nam. My best guess is that I have put less than 60 Rds. thru it. It is totally rust-free and fits the 98%-100% Condition Category with the exception of it still having the original firing pin. If anyone has an interest in this gun, I can provide additional information if I can figure out how.
Again, thanks to one and all that took the time and interest to share that most valuable recall and break-down information.

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Greetings All,
This is my first-ever posting of any type and I don't know where to jump in here, as all of the postings of my current interest are, indeed, years old....as am I.
You'll have to hold on to your chair as well as your beverage on this one!
I have had my Wincherster Mod. 100 in .308 cal. since the early 60's and never knew about the recall until a few months ago. Thank you each and everyone who took the time to discuss this most important matter on this forum. I realize I'm addressing a very old issue as well as comments more than 12 years old. But, I'm hoping that each of you is still onboard, doing well, shooting straight and still has an interest in the Mod. 100s.
At this point, I now have all the basic information I need (thanks to you) . I simply need to make the time and decide my course of action. I'm wondering if I should attempt dissambly/replacement of the firing pin I can obtain from Olin, have a local Smith take care of this or perhaps sell my fine gun as-is to someone out there who knows the whole story and won't mind doing the changeout himself.
Briefly, I purchased the gun, new, sometime between 1961 and 1964., went to the desert to shoot it a few times, stored it West Texas then left for duty in Viet Nam. My best guess is that I have put less than 60 Rds. thru it. It is totally rust-free and fits the 98%-100% Condition Category with the exception of it still having the original firing pin. If anyone has an interest in this gun, I can provide additional information if I can figure out how.
Again, thanks to one and all that took the time and interest to share that most valuable recall and break-down information.

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My friend has found a Winchester mod 100 cal. 243 with leaves and acorns carved on it. The question I have I does anyone know what is a good price he should pay for it he say the condition is very good. Also I have found out from this forum that there is a recall on the firing pin... Is this on all Winchester 100's? Thank you so much for any answers you can give me.
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Welcome to the board, sharCraft.

Please read the last "Sticky" below regarding firearm values.

Yes, this recall applied to all Winchester Model 100's. The one you reference may, or may not, have been properly repaired. A competent gunsmith should be able to verify.
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My Winchester model 100 was made in 1966.
Consistent less than 1" group @ 100 yards with the Nosler factory Trophy Grade 165 grain Accubond ammo.
The gun is complemented by a 2-7x33mm Leupold "Rifleman" scope. A match made in Accuracy Heaven.
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