How do you take apart Winchester model 270 to clean?
I took down one of these guns today, cleaned it and put it back together. I was able to find a photo of an instruction manual. I've moved a copy to my website as I'm not sure how to include files here. It can be found here: http://themdg.org/pics/posts/win270instr.jpg
Feel free to contact me if that link doesn't work someday.
Just in case, I've transcribed the take down and assembly portions below.
- You don't need to remove the stock. You can, by removing the butt and removing the stock bolt but it's not necessary for cleaning.
- Don't try to disassemble the trigger assembly unless you reeaaaallly need to. Clean and oil it, but leave it together.
- Don't use a metal object to remove the rear mounting pin. (That's the little pin the size of a pencil above the trigger.) It's plastic and will break, and the metal will scratch the gun as well. I used a small dowel and a hammer.
- When reassembling, really do as the instructions say...move the forearm (the part you use to chamber a round) all the way towards the end of the barrel and then back 1/2 inch. After this, the trigger will push down into position nicely.
Text below is transcribed from the Winchester 270 instruction manual, linked above.
HOW TO TAKE DOWN
- Open the action to ensure the rifle is unloaded, then close action.
- Put safety on.
- Twist magazine tube plug to unlock and pull out inside tube.
- Remove rear mounting pin by pushing out from either side. To remove trigger guard assembly, pivot back end then pull down.
- Disengage locking plate from slide arm by pulling forearm to the rear. Life slide arm to clear bolt and push forearm forward. Bolt and locking plate are not free to lift out.
HOW TO ASSEMBLE
- Locate locking plate in bolt recess. Push forearm forward and list slide arm. Insert locking plate and bolt under slide arm. Pull back forearm slowly until arm drops into bolt recess.
- With forearm pulled back approximately 1/2 inch, locate trigger guard front mounting pin into receiver hole and pilot into position. Insert rear mounting pin flush with receiver.
- Insert magazine inside tube and lock.
I'm not sure how you take the bolt itself apart but if you are looking to dissasemble it to clean it all you have to to is hold down the trigger and open the bolt as if you were opening it to load it and just pull it towards you and it should slide right out. There is also a screw on the bottom that can be unscrewed with your fingers. When that is unscrewed…
Of the 20,580 Model 55 Rifles that were manufactured, appoximately 81% (or 16670) were Take Downs. The Solid Frame Model 55 is the rarest Winchester model configuration ever made. If you can provide me with the serial number and caliber, I can tell you whne it was made, and the overall statistical numbers.
Your Winchester model 1892 which was made in the year 1911 could have considerable value.If you happen to have a take down model,or a rifle with a octagon barrel and in overall good condition.This could bring in excess of ,2000 dollars.I would have a member of the Winchester collectors assoc.evaluate your model 1892 and assess a accurate value to your rifle.