Originally Posted by Doug1627
My father passed on his Winchester Model 250 .22 Lever action rifle to me last night.
I contacted Winchester about a manuel but I would like to shoot this weekend. How do I clean this thing? I can not figure out how to clean most anything except the barrel.
These are great little guns. I have one along with it's twin brother Model 255 in .22WMR. These seem to be becoming quite rare nowadays because I don't see them popping up at guns shows anymore. I had one about 25 years ago that I traded away when I wanted an O/U skeet gun. Of course I was kicking myself afterwards, however, I stumbled across one a few years back and immediately grabbed it. I won't make that mistake again............
Take down is very easy on these. Remove the magazine tube and push out the horizontal pin in the side of the receiver, pull down the lever and the whole trigger group will come right out in your hand as a complete subassembly. Now you can get in there to clean and lube everything properly. There are no little springs or other parts you need worry about losing when you take this apart.