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Disassembling the Winchester/Rossi 92
Roy Seifert

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Disclaimer:  This article is for entertainment only and is not to be used in lieu of a qualified gunsmith.  Please defer all firearms work to a qualified gunsmith.  Any loads mentioned in this article are my loads for my guns and have been carefully worked up using established guidelines and special tools.  The author assumes no responsibility or liability for use of these loads, or use or misuse of this article.  Please note that I am not a professional gunsmith, just a shooting enthusiast and hobbyist, as well as a tinkerer.  This article explains work that I performed to my guns without the assistance of a qualified gunsmith.  Some procedures described in this article require special tools and cannot/should not be performed without them.

Warning:  Disassembling and tinkering with your firearm may void the warranty.  I claim no responsibility for use or misuse of this article.  Again, this article is for entertainment purposes only!

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1.      Unscrew the tang screw and remove the butt stock.

2.      Slowly pull back the hammer until the small hole in the main spring rod is visible in the V of the main spring rod block.  Insert a pin or needle into the hole to retain the main spring.

3.      Remove the bolt pin stop screw.

4.      Drive out the bolt pin from the right side.

5.      Swing down the lever and open the bolt. Be careful not to lose the ejector, ejector spring, and ejector collar.  These will protrude from the front of the bolt assembly.

6.      Remove the locking bolt stop pin screw from the left locking bolt.

7.      Remove the locking bolt pin.

8.      Remove the lever.

9.      Remove the hammer/lower tang screw.

10.  Place your index finger on the rear of the lower tang.  Compress the trigger with your thumb, and remove the lower tang by pulling straight back from the receiver.

11.  Remove the hammer assembly.

12.  Remove the bolt assembly.

13.  Remove the ejector, ejector spring, and ejector collar from the front of the bolt.

14.  Remove the two carrier screws and remove the carrier.

15.  Reassemble in the reverse order.  Assembling the bolt, ejector, and lever is tricky.  Proceed as follows:

15.1.    Insert the assembled ejector, ejector spring, and ejector collar into the front of the bolt.

15.2.    Insert the bolt half-way into the receiver.

15.3.    Insert the lever into the bolt.

15.4.    Ensure the ejector is aligned properly in the bolt, then close the bolt with your thumb pressing the back of the bolt.

15.5.    Press forward on the lever to seat it completely into the receiver.

15.6.    Insert one of the locking bolts from the top of the receiver to hold the bolt closed.

15.7.    Align the holes in the bolt and lever with the pin hole in the receiver, and insert the bolt pin.



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