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Old 10-08-2013, 12:13 PM
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Just trying to keep this up to date.

Just today I called Winchester regarding the Model 100 recall. The new phone number is: 800-356-2666 ext. 2738. This will take you to the person who is handling the recall. Her name is Sharon.
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Old 11-07-2013, 08:21 AM
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Update.

Yesterday while working up a load, my Winchester Model 100 went into a "fully automatic mode"!! Scared the crap out of me!!

In early October Winchester confirmed the firing pin update had already been performed and again today when I called Winchester again, looking for direction. I'm waiting for a call back from a different group.

The important thing is that people realize it can happen after the firing pin swap!!
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Go on line & try STEVESPAGES.COM OR STEVESGUN MANUALS.COM this sight may have what you are looking for.?Hope it does.
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Just checker for the Winchester 100 rifle & it is listed there & you can download the manual for yourself.
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Be cautious, when you send it in for service. I had one that did a quick full auto two round burst, firing the second round, about 3/8" before being seated in the chamber. It jammed the gun, badly, and irreparably damaged a family heirloom. Winchester was real goo about it. They sent me a box, with a UPS label already on it, for each, the gun, and the ammo I was using. In the end, though, because the gun could not be repaired afterward, Winchester told me that they COULD NOT return the gun. They paid me a fair market value price for the gun. But, the gun had a family story behind it, and I wanted to keep it as a wallhanger, instead. I was even willing to let them keep all of the internal mechanism, but they refused, stating that because the hazard was potential loss of life, they could not do so, for liability reasons.
Since that happened 3+ years ago! I have been looking to replace that gun! and FINALLY, just got one, yesterday, a 1961 model, at a gun show in Poteau, OK. THE FIRST THING I AM GOING TO DO WITH IT, IS CHECK ITS RECALL STATUS.
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Dear Anyone

I just bought brand new R25 with caliber .308win and at very first shot there was bullet case jam problem and was not auto-loading next bullet. So cleaned lubed everything as described in owners manual. Then i checked again, and it seems that there was no more problem with case jam and case was freely throws away. But it can not auto load next bullet. what is the problem? Can anyone help me?
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There's a long list of potential problems.
Could be the magazine.
Could be the ammo.
Could be the gas system.

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Old 04-01-2014, 08:18 AM
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Bayaramc -

This "Sticky" concerns the Winchester Model 100 rifle - not the R25. Please do not hijack the thread and if still needing help, start a new thread in the "Gunsmithing" forum.

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Question M100 v2.1

Okay, last week, on Monday, I called the M100 recall hotline. It took me a few tries to get through, but I did. My latest, M100, also had not been recall serviced. So, I re-downloaded the exploded view, and removed the firing pin, which promptly went back to them, the next day.
Today, when I got home, there was a small, padded manilla envelope, with a Winchester return address on it. (But, no $30 check) So, I promptly took the M100 apart, to install the new firing pin. It took a little re-figuring out, of what had to do what, to get it together, but I am happy to say, it is back together.
However, (there's always a "however", isn't there?) I just took it to the pasture, to test fire it. Loaded the mag, with three good Federal Ball rounds (want to save the good hunting ammo), and i got two misfires, with the first two rounds. Both, appear to be light strikes, on the primer. The third fired, but did not eject, nor did it show a deeper impression, in the primer. As a matter of fact, it looked lighter than the first two.
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Stronger firing pin spring. www.brownells.com
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Here's the fired case

Here is a photo of the one case that fired. I tend to think that it's not a weak firing pin spring. Maybe a weak hammer spring. But, a weak firing pin spring wouldn't keep it from hitting the primer hard.
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But, a weak firing pin spring wouldn't keep it from hitting the primer hard.
A weak FP Spring may not bring the FP completely to the rear. When this happens the hammer may not hit the FP with the correct force, causing light strikes.
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For you Winchester 100 owners, I have on hand either one or two new factory  OEM magazines for these rifles.... leftovers from when we had the gunshop several years ago.  I don't know if anyone is in need of extra mags, but they're available if interested.  Found them digging around through left-over inventory the other day.... strange the things we hold on to isn't it?

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So, sometime in it's life, before me, my W100 lost it's front sight hood. Ordered one from Midway, got it in a reasonable amount of time, put it on the shelf next to rifle. I will install it next time I take it down.
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So, sometime in it's life, before me, my W100 lost it's front sight hood. Ordered one from Midway, got it in a reasonable amount of time, put it on the shelf next to rifle. I will install it next time I take it down.
Congrats on your M100. I own a rifle and carbine, both in .308. If you're going to scope it, you might want to leave the new hood off. Not really needed with a scope, that's why most are missing (along with those on M88s)

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It was never scoped, I believe it came off in a gun sock and was not missed for awhile. I found a "clearance" set of scope mounts specifically for the W100 about 6 years ago or so, got them and put them aside for a time when I will need a scope. At this time (knocking on wood) I am good with irons at the ranges I intend to shoot.
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Here is a photo of the one case that fired. I tend to think that it's not a weak firing pin spring. Maybe a weak hammer spring. But, a weak firing pin spring wouldn't keep it from hitting the primer hard.
Your Photo appears to show a Raised Ring around the Firing Pin Tip Impression.
If this is its actual appearance, it may be that you are getting Extrusion of the Primer cup back into the Firing pin Hole in the Bolt, not a 'Good Thing'.

Since you Stated that the First Two rounds failed to fire and also have what appears to be a 'Light firing pin strike' could it be your firing Pin does not extend far enough out of the Bolt face on discharge?

Alternatively, What is your "Head Space" Set At?

From What I have seen of a Win.M100, it seems to have a mix of Long and short Gas system design features. All Gas systems are prone to fouling collection so perhaps you nee dto inspect and Clean the Gas System again?

Just Some Musings on your stated problems.
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sellers responsibility

if i was to purchase a Win M100 from a big distributor, say like Bass pro or Cabelas, would they be libel if they sold me a firearm that had a recall and they did not assure the seller that it was safe to fire. Or if i was to inform them prior to purchasing the firearm that it had a recall, wouldnt the be libel selling a firearm that had not been repaired.
I just know in selling automobiles that you cant knowingly sell a dangerous vehicle, or let a dangerous vehicle off your lot without being towed if it is known to be dangerous. all are reasons for liability.
Im looking at a Win M100 in .308 from a large un-named distributor and just want to know if its their responsibility to make sure used firearms they sell are safe before they hand over said firearm
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I think that they would not be libel, because a libel is a written defamation.

They may or may not, however, be liable for damages ($) for knowingly selling a firearm that is under recall.
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I'm thinking that most such purchases will be "as is", and will be labeled as such! Darn it!, I'd sure like to get another M-100!
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