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Old July 8, 2009, 08:11 PM   #1
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Sears 200 bolt removal

I have an old Sears 200 which, as most of you know, is actually a Winchester 1200 with some very slight modifications. My problem is, I can't figure out for the life of me how to remove the forend/bolt assembly for cleaning. It's definitely not as easy to figure out as it was for my Nova and my 870. Anyone out there have any advice? It would be greatly appreciated.
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Old July 8, 2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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With all the new spray cleaners out there, it's usually not necessary to take the bolt out to get it clean.

But if that's what you need to do, try here:

http://www.battletone.com/firearm_ma...1200/index.htm

I'll throw this in too...Winchester's instructions for the 1200:

http://media.winchesterguns.com/pdf/...l1200_om_s.pdf

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Old July 9, 2009, 04:57 PM   #3
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Yeah, I wouldn't even try to take it out, but I can see what appears to be some rust spots forming on the lower portion of the bolt. I figure I'll try to get it out of there and see what's going on. Thanks for the links. They are really helpful.
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Old July 9, 2009, 05:32 PM   #4
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I can see what appears to be some rust spots forming on the lower portion

All the more reason why you should take the trigger group, bolt etc out of the gun as a routine .... Don't be afraid to take a gun apart / learn how to do it so it becomes an easy part of your routine ( on this gun, and all your guns ). I'm always a little anxious when I take a new gun apart - but I always feel better about the gun when I can truly check all the internals for wear, etc - and take it apart and put it back together with confidence..
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Old July 9, 2009, 06:20 PM   #5
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The only caution I would throw you guys' way is this: As a former gunsmith, most of the damage I saw to firearms was self-inflicted by their owners. Almost all, in fact. Reassembled wrong and forced together, screws buggered beyond recognition, parts "left over", and wood cracked from overtightening. Those are the probably the common ones, and sometimes (and this used to drive me crazy) some genius would perform one of these miracles on a brand new gun that certainly needed nothing beyond field stripping. Yes, if you're handy and patient and have the right tools, disassembly is fine. However, most modern manufacturers recommend field strip only, not complete disassembly...why? Because they see the same issues I saw when guns are sent in for "warranty work", LOL. The fact is, there are many people who cannot drive a screw without buggering the hell out of it, or remove a pin without scaring the receiver.

If you're handy, go ahead. If you know nothing about tools and things mechanical, think twice.

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Old July 9, 2009, 07:23 PM   #6
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I took it out, and what I thought was rust was actually just some really hardcore gunk buildup. It probably hasn't been disassembled since it was manufactured roughly 40-50 years ago. Cleaned up real well with a little Hoppes and BreakFree CLP.
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Old July 9, 2009, 08:03 PM   #7
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gun work

I have a gun in for fixing its a Hi-Standard mod 20.12 ga .handle is jammed.
get it apart and WHERE IS THE BOLT?a bolt is $60/70 from gun parts. gad the gun did not cost that.and the gun is good condition.oh well it will sit there till I find cheaper or.
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Old July 10, 2009, 11:40 AM   #8
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TxGun is right - in that you shouldn't do things you aren't comfortable with - and you have to have some knowledge of mechanical things, consult reference books, consult a friend, etc

but some basic things go a long way:

a. As you take a gun apart - look each piece over carefully and put it on a cloth in exactly the same orientation it came out in.

b. There is no excuse for not getting the right screw driver to fit a screw / don't bugger them up ...

Taking the trigger group and bolt out of a pump gun - is really just basic maintenance / glad to hear you got it cleaned up and taken care of.

As an amateur gunsmith myself - I see a fair amount of damage to guns - from neglect and not stripping them down and properly cleaning and lubing them. Dirt and grit / in amongst moving parts is not a good thing ...
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