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Winchester 77 - protecting the firing pin

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  1. Jun 9, 2019 #1

    Fundy

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    I bought a pawn-shop gem, a somewhat rare Winchester 77, 15-round, tube-feeder (wonderful to me, anyway). :rolleyes: Very nice, very accurate. But my model does not have a bolt-hold-open after the last round. Unless I count every round, every time, I sometimes dry-fire it after the tube is empty.

    I thought placing a .22 snap cap in the tube as a 15th round would at least prevent the firing pin dry-firing and avoid damage. Comments? Ideas? Where is the best place to find a user's manual? Thanks in advance.

    Photos later once I refurb the walnut stock.
     
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    Most 22 autos do not have bolt hold-opens on the last shot which results in many many dry fires. If everything is to spec that should cause no harm because the firing pin should not strike the barrel.
     
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    Cool. Thanks. I hope it's the same for my 1980's Savage/Stevens 987.
     
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    The Model 77 was a great find for $100. In great shape, some very minor rust/patina - was easily cleaned. Beautiful bore and trigger action. Added a Vortex Crossfire II, 4-12X40 scope today. Results from the range today, with 15 RWS 50 rounds, 25 yards from bench rest at 3-inch target. I think it's accurate... :D IMG_0261.JPG IMG_0263.JPG
     

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