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Old October 31, 2011, 05:24 PM   #1
Old Country Bopy
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Join Date: October 31, 2011
Location: Imperial Valley, CA
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Winchester Mod. 06, 22 cal pump.

I learned to shoot on this rifle in the 1940's and 50's. (Serial 282383) It was a family utility gun. Not used for serious hunting or target shooting. It has been in my possession and neglected for many years. I am in the process of cleaning and lubricating it back to serviceable condition. I was appalled at the condition it was in after 30 + years buried under old camp gear in a yard shed. I think it is not beyond restoration. I am ex military and familiar with weapons such as the M-16, which I kind of consider cheaply built of plastic and stamped metal. After soaking the 22 rifle with copious squirts of Hoppe's #9, the pump and magazine mechanism work fine. I'll get it working again OK. But, I do take note that modern weapons do not have the smooth action of precisely machined actions of weapons manufactured a hundred years ago.
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