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Old November 2, 2008, 03:07 AM   #1
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Win Defender rails locked

I have a Winchester 1300 Defender. I am trying to install a new forearm and a larger capacity magazine. The task seemed pretty straight forward until the rails and bolt shot out of the gun and locked tight. Any idea on how I get the rails back where they belong, without taking the whole gun apart? Or am I going to have to remove the trigger guard group now?

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Old November 2, 2008, 03:16 AM   #2
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Remove the trigger assembly is what I would do........just one pin holding it in.
At most a two minute job?
I use to completely take apart the action/bolt/barrel Assemblies on my kids M1200 to give a good cleaning and the whole process took less then fifteen minutes.
*A Winchester 1200/1300 are pretty simple to work on/clean, as easy as my Wingmaster.
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Old November 2, 2008, 02:18 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I guess I will do that.

Can I use a normal steel punch to knock the pin out, or do I need a special kind of punch to avoid marring the finish.... or is there a trick to this?
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Old November 3, 2008, 02:52 AM   #4
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I use a steel punch to lightly drift the pin out. No springs etc... will go flying across the room when you do this so dont worry!
You should be able to find a manual on the net somewhere...
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