[Help] Winchester 62A, slight play in the reciever?
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    Default [Help] Winchester 62A, slight play in the reciever?

    Hello everyone,

    I just got a vintage Winchester 62A, and I noticed that there's a small amount of play in the receiver. I tried to tighten down the take-down screw as much as I could with my hands, but there always seems to be a bit of side-to-side movement when I flex the rifle slightly.

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    I have to take it to the gunsmith before I shoot it anyways, but is it common for these type of take-down guns to have a bit of wiggle in the receiver where the two halves meet? Should I use a screw instead of my hands?

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    I've had three and were used rifles when I got them,some looser than others.A copper penny placed in the crescent slot will usually snug it up.
    I also have the Rossi version and it is pretty tight going together and thumbscrew works good by hand.
    I have to use a penny on the Winchester I have now

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    Quote Originally Posted by IRON WORKER View Post
    I've had three and were used rifles when I got them,some looser than others.A copper penny placed in the crescent slot will usually snug it up.
    I also have the Rossi version and it is pretty tight going together and thumbscrew works good by hand.
    I have to use a penny on the Winchester I have now

    I see, so I guess they just get a bit loose over time. Would you happen have a photo of the crescent slot or where to place the penny?

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    The thumbscrew slot ,its radiused to match a coin

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    Oh, okay. I'll have to try that once it returns from the gunsmith.

    Thank you.

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