Winchester 97 Assembly Instructions

Written by Marauder SASS #13056

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1.  First, insure the breech bolt (40) is in battery  and carrier (68) is fully up. This aligns actuating groove on  left side of carrier with corresponding notch on arm of  action slide (17). Cutaway view shows action slide arm just  prior to engaging the groove. 2. Next (A) turn barrel (1) and assembly 90 Deg. as shown and insert into adjusting sleeve (6) in receiver (51).
Then (B), turn barrel assembly 90 Deg downward. Interrupted screw threads will engage and tighten barrel assembly into receiver assembly.
3. Push in (A) on magazine plug (11) with magazine locking pin (12) in postion shown. This will align threaded portion of magazine tube (18) with corresponding threads in lower half of receiver.
Turn (B) the locking pin clockwise to engage threads
4. Lock magazine assembly into receiver by pressing on the magazine locking pin as shown. Disassemble in reverse order..

For Solid Frame Models - See Two Steps Below:

For Solid Frame guns: Replace the Action Slide and open the action.
Screw in the Mag tube
Look into hole for the frame screw (Upper right picture) to line up the tube hole with the frame screw hole.
Replace the front Barrel Band screw and front barrel band.
Install the screw in the frame for the mag tube.

Put Oil on the the sideds of the bolt . I also open the action and put a little oil on all rubbing surfaces.

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