Jumped on a Winchester lever earlier today...

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by big shrek, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    picked up a Winchester 250 this afternoon...not a whole lot on the 'net about 'em...
    anyone else got one?

    I've got a schematic, but wouldn't mind seeing a copy of a manual ;)
     
  2. Txhillbilly

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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    Hey Shrek,Nice grab.
    I've had a 255 (22WMR)for many years.They are pretty good little rifles.
    If you want to disassemble the trigger assembly for cleaning,there's a good video on youtube that will show you how to do it.
     

  3. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Thanks :)
    I need to find a 255 & a Marlin 57M also...someday ;)

    After I get it cleaned & optimized, the 250 & my Marlin 56 are going to the range for a Gun-Off ;)
    War of the Modern Lever-actions, as it were!

    I must say that at first glance, the trigger SUX...ton of creep, then a heavy pull at the end...yukko.
    Other than that, its dirty as heck and will receive a field-strip & total cleaning in a few days (on my day off)...
    I'm hoping that the cleaning will help the trigger a bit, along with making it easier to work the action & load it...
    its just chock-full of crud...
     
  4. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    This thing is Disgustingly dirty...even the mag tube is full of some sort of brown paste-like goo...
     
  5. Blackwaterkatz

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    I had a 255 many years ago; wish I still had it, but it was stolen from my brother's home. Great shooting and handling rifle in 22 mag.
     
  6. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Pic time!

    Before cleaning...
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    Before cleaning closeup...
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    After cleaning...
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    Spent about 2 hours on the bolt & action housing alone so far...
    next comes the cleanup of the lever assembly & action...I know, it looks all shiny, but that's just after ONE attack with a toothbrush & Hoppes...
    and it ain't really as shiny as the flash made it out...
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    pics don't do the gunk justice...I'll be spending a day or two taking it apart & polishing all mating surfaces & cleaning it properly.
     
  7. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    Nice buy. Looking good!!